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Transitional ‘Sorcerer’ changed Miles Davis, and his music, forever

Transitional ‘Sorcerer’ changed Miles Davis, and his music, forever

Released in December 1967, ‘Sorcerer’ is the clearest sign yet that Miles Davis was letting go of the wheel.

Miles Davis pushed free-form fusion to the very limit with On the Corner

Miles Davis pushed free-form fusion to the very limit with On the Corner

Released on Oct. 11, 1972, Miles Davis’ ‘On the Corner’ remains fresh and funky. So, why isn’t it more widely accepted as a fusion masterpiece?

Jason Miles + Ingrid Jensen – Kind Of New (2015)

Jason Miles + Ingrid Jensen – Kind Of New (2015)

With ‘Kind of New,’ Jason Miles and Ingrid Jensen show us the fusion genius of Miles Davis while emphasizing Davis’ most critical ingredient: his attitude.

Miles Davis’ brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every rule: ‘An art form unto itself’

Miles Davis’ brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every rule: ‘An art form unto itself’

Miles Davis sideman Lenny White talks about recording the groundbreaking, genre-shattering ‘Bitches Brew,’ released in April of 1970.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

Obert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic manage to be faithful to Miles Davis’ original ‘Sketches of Spain,’ yet take it to new heights.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Blue (2014)

If you like ‘Kind of Blue,’ then you…uhh…will like ‘Blue’.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

There is no small amount of blasphemy going on here.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Sueño con México” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Sueño con México” (1979)

As an example of extraordinary beauty emanating from simplicity, it’s hard to top “Sueño con México.” In my mind, it nestles quietly alongside pieces such as Miles’ “So What” and Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.”

Gimme Five: Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (2013)

Gimme Five: Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (2013)

Miles Davis collaborator Jimmy Cobb joins us as we explore nine Columbia albums that capture the earliest flowerings of the Miles Davis legend — the moment when his muse began to match his own prodigious powers.

Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Bruce Springsteen, others – ¡Released!: Human Rights Concerts 1986-98 (2013)

The 1980s were marked by benefit extravaganzas, though oftentimes — whatever their noble intentions — they boasted both dubious musical results and unclear benefits. Amnesty International events were different.