Starting today – Friday, November 20 – SIRIUS XM Radio will run five straight days of nothing but Miles Davis on SIRIUS channel 72 and XM channel 70. Dubbed Miles Davis Radio, the 24-hour commercial-free programming will be hosted by Davis’ son Erin Davis, his nephew drummer Vince Wilburn Jr. [...]Read more >>
There’s much to admire about Carla’s Christmas Carols (ECM), the charming new disc that’s officially attributed to keyboardist Carla Bley, bassist Steve Swallow and the Partyka Brass Quintet. For the most part, Bley and her cohorts run through the album’s dozen Yuletide chestnuts in straightforward fashion. With the brass of [...]Read more >>
A number of jazz documentaries, collectively labeled the Masters of American Music series, were originally broadcast in the 1980s. Until now, they were only available to the public in VHS format. Recently four of those documentaries were remastered and released as DVDs by Naxos of American, in conjunction with Medici [...]Read more >>
On what would have been Nina Simone’s 77th birthday – February 21, 2010 – an eight-foot-tall sculpture of the late artist/activist will be dedicated in the town of her birth, Tryon, North Carolina. The sculptor of record for the piece is Zenos Frudakis, whose work appears in numerous private, university [...]Read more >>
A little more than three years ago, Reelin’ In The Years Productions, in conjunction with Naxos of America, Inc., released its first set of Jazz Icons DVDs. It was a great idea well executed. Basically the set comprised nine DVDs, each featuring vintage live-performance video of a different jazz artist. [...]Read more >>
“Though Django and Stephane never had the opportunity to record a holiday record, we always wished they had. And operating as we do under the guiding principle of WHAT WOULD DJANGO DO? … we just had to do this.” So reads a message from the Hot Club of San Francisco [...]Read more >>
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