Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, jazz icon on American Masters

 The essence of what the film American Masters — Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool is trying to convey is defined with the quote, “I want to feel the way Miles sounds.” Mmm, baby, ... Continue Reading →

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes – Film Review

The film successfully builds a bridge. With reflections from jazz lions like Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, the foundation of the crucial jazz label is built. Musicians signed more ... Continue Reading →

Satchmo at the Waldorf – Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts

Louis Armstrong is likely the first black man that many white Americans loved back in the day. A superb one man show reveals the man behind the image. In a bravura performance, John ... Continue Reading →

Live at Montreux – Solomon Burke, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones

Music fans have long known that a certain venue on Lake Geneva is one of the globe’s premier live venues. Long before and after Deep Purple made Montreux famous in their epic “Smoke ... Continue Reading →