Miles Davis – A Tribute To Jack Johnson

By the 1960’s, thanks to the likes of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sun Ra, jazz was beginning to drift into outer space, becoming ever weirder and bolder. Miles Davis, still a pioneer in his own right, began thinking about incorporating other elements into his music, namely the Fender-Rhodes electric piano and electric guitar, something… Read More Miles Davis – A Tribute To Jack Johnson

Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool

Although credited to Miles Davis, without Gerry Mulligan’s playing and superb compositions “Jeru”, the beautiful “Venus de Milo” and “Rocker”, Birth of the Cool might have turned out very differently. Kind of Blue might be widely considered as one of the greatest jazz records ever made, however this collection is, one could argue, far more… Read More Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis – Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969–1974

For anyone unfamiliar with his work, Bill Laswell is something of a producer’s producer, and who has worked with a wide array of artists ranging from John Lydon to Whitney Houston (though not on the same record one would assume). At some point Laswell almost miraculously managed to convince the powers that be to hand… Read More Miles Davis – Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969–1974