Tag Archives: Miles Davis

Without the Fundamentals There’s No Depth to Your Music

SKF NOTE: Joey DeFrancesco‘s experience with John Coltrane Quartet and Miles Davis caught my eye this morning. I’m sharing Mr. DeFrancesco’s words with you. ===== POPULAR JAZZ ARTISTS Life-changing jazz albums: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme Hammond organ hero Joey … Continue reading

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A Sound All Your Own is Most Important

  SKF NOTE: I always read books with a pencil nearby for underlining good passages so I can easily return to them. Sound is at the heart of the musical conception of great jazz musicians. Miles Davis once said to … Continue reading

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Montblanc’s Miles Davis Fountain Pen Makes Me Smile

SKF NOTE: Thank you, Colleen Morgan of The Moodie Davitt Report, for bringing Montblanc’s cool Miles Davis fountain pen to my attention. The workmanship is beautiful. And if I had a spare $900…? Until then, that Montblanc’s Great Characters Edition … Continue reading

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October Surprise? New Music from Miles’s Second Great Quintet

SKF NOTE: October surprise? New music from Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet. Very good news. — end —

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Elvin & Miles: 18 Year Photo Mystery Solved!

SKF NOTE: May 19, 1961, Miles Davis and the Gil Evans Orchestra performed their legendary concert at Carnegie Hall. In 1998 Columbia/Legacy released a 2-CD package of the entire concert with extra songs not included with any earlier releases of … Continue reading

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Jimmy Madison: Tony Williams – Jazz vs Rock

SKF NOTE: My interview with Jimmy Madison appears in the October 1982 Modern Drummer. What some MD readers perceived as Jimmy’s put down of Tony Williams‘s playing is, perhaps, the most remembered part of this interview. I wonder if Jimmy’s … Continue reading

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Miles Davis and the Street Drummer

SKF NOTE: This is a great snapshot of Miles Davis by his former road manager, Chris Murphy. It’s from Mr. Murphy’s book, Miles to Go: The Lost Years. An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis 1973-1983. … Continue reading

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