Tag Archives: Miles Davis

Ahmad Jamal Trio 1958 – That Was a Rhythm Section

SKF NOTE: Ahmad Jamal (piano), Israel Crosby (bass), and Vernell Fournier (drums). Man, that was a trio, a rhythm section. In the past, many years ago, I had an idea to write a magazine article about the Great Jazz Rhythm … Continue reading

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Touched by Jimmy Cobb

SKF NOTE: It’s funny how musical energy and communication moves, travels invisibly. Two days ago, May 23, I came across my digital copy of Miles Davis’s In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete. My Macbook Pro had … Continue reading

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Thank You for Helping Drummer Jimmy Cobb

SKF NOTE: His daughter, Serena, has started a medical fundraiser for her father, drummer Jimmy Cobb. As of this writing they have raised $27,000 toward their goal of raising $200,000. I made a donation. The letter below is an edited … Continue reading

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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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