Music / news

You Know You Want It: The Complete Columbia Album Collection

Exclusive to Amazon.com, Columbia/Legacy presents Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection, a deluxe, limited edition retrospective of the iconic music Miles Davis created during his 30 years with Columbia Records.This exquisite package, comprised of 70 CDs and 1 DVD, contains all 52 of Miles’ Columbia recordings in Japanese-styled mini LP jackets and includes a … Continue reading

Music / news

The Sidemen: Prestige To Release New Coltrane 5-CD Boxed Set

Over the past three years, Prestige Records has released boxed sets of John Coltrane’s numerous sessions from the mid- to late ’50s, each spotlighting a specific dimension of his tenure with the label. Fearless Leader – released in September 2006, in celebration of Coltrane’s 80th birthday – showcases his recordings as a bandleader. Interplay, released … Continue reading

Culture / Media

The Miles Davis Movie: Better As A Documentary Film?

I read an article in Variety about the difficult marketplace for music documentaries. We’ve definitely come a long way from the Oscar-winning “Woodstock” and other classic, music docs like (the awesome) “The Last Waltz” and (equally great) “Stop Making Sense” — there have been plenty of good music films over the years, but the market … Continue reading

Culture / Media

The Miles Davis Movie: Filming the Second Great Quintet

I’m fascinated by debate, specifically the type of competitive debate you see on high school and college campuses and in big state and national tournaments. I’ve seen HBO’s documentary “Resolved” about 100 times now, and I always get so jazzed watching the debaters in action. I’d like to see an advanced debate played about over … Continue reading

Art / news

New Miles Davis Exhibition at the Cité de la Musique in Paris

Oh, to be in Paris anytime between October 16th and January 17th (2010). “This exhibition follows Miles Davis’ musical and personal journey, from his hometown in East St-Louis, to his retrospective concert at La Villette in Paris, just a few weeks before his death. Beginning in the mid Sixties, Miles Davis began printing “Directions in … Continue reading