Miles Davis 1959

Miles Davis moved away from his hard bop style of jazz for his 1959 album Kind Of Blue. Davis had seen the Ballets Africains from Guinea in 1958 and he was aware of George Russell’s music theory book Lydian Chromatic Concept Of Tonal Organization. Pianist Bill Evans had worked withContinue Reading

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Marvin Gaye by Jim Britt

 Who will be cast as Marvin Gaye in the Allen Hughes-directed biopic that will be produced by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre?  Is Macy Gray correct in her opinion that the United States needs a new flag that more accurately represents its people?  Related posts: Media Questions Of The WeekContinue Reading

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A documentary about the life of Rick James is coming to Showtime soon. Sacha Jenkins has directed Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James. The film looks at James’s career and his triumph as the King of Punk-Funk in the ’80s. There is rare performance footage, interviews with friends,Continue Reading

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