Tag Archives: Miles Davis

Miles Davis on Philly Joe Jones

SKF NOTE: Nat Hentoff‘s “Jazz Is” was a Christmas present to me from my sister, Maribeth, in 1978. Her inscription says, “Hope you don’t already have this. I can’t wait ’til you’re on the pages of a book like this. … Continue reading

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Miles Davis: You Have to Get Your Own Sound

SKF NOTE: This advice to upcoming musicians from Miles Davis strikes me as a lifelong pursuit. I remember Miles himself telling an interviewer how he, Miles, lost his well-known sound for awhile, and it took Miles two years to get … Continue reading

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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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