Miles Davis

Stories of Standards: "On Green Dolphin Street"

Feb 28, 2017
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Book Review: Herbie Hancock - In the Moment

Apr 9, 2015

In this book, Possibilities, by Herbie Hancock, the words seem to flow as the author’s music career has evolved—smoothly and naturally. Herbie’s musical talent was apparent at age eleven, when he won a contest right to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. An early aptitude for understanding technical material and analysis, plus joy in taking things apart, foretold a career in engineering. His practical parents used an uncle’s South Chicago address in the Hyde Park High School district to qualify him a place at a desired school. His classes were easy.

This weeks composition on KUVO’s “Stories of Standards” series comes from the iconic 1959 Miles Davis Davis LP Kind of Blue.  The song “All Blues” only ranks #248 at www.JazzStandards.com, but it is beloved and much recorded.  Oscar Brown, Jr. added lyrics.  We’ve got at least 15 versions to share with you this week on “First Take with Lando and Chavis.” First Take airs weekday mornings at 6am to 9am.

Miles Electric: different kind of blue

Feb 13, 2014

In the 1960s, Miles Davis was probably the hippest cat on the planet. He personified cool elegance. Stylish in his Brooks Brothers suits, cruising Manhattan in his yellow Ferrari, one beautiful black woman or another on his arm. His theme song embodied a confident indifference to the straight world that so many jazz artists and fans admired and tried to emulate---So What! From Bebop to Hard Bop, to Cool, to Modal, from ages 19 to 40, he was instrumental in inventing all these new musical vocabularies.

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