CD Review- Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (Columbia/Legacy)

By Devon Wendell Many jazz aficionados like myself have been waiting for a live box set like this one for most of our lives and it’s finally here. Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 consists of 4 CDs featuring 20 years of Miles Davis performances (8 shows in total) showcasing Miles… Read More CD Review- Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (Columbia/Legacy)

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Live Jazz/Rock/Fusion: John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension at Royce Hall

By Mike Finkelstein On Wednesday night UCLA Live presented John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension to a hugely enthusiastic if not quite capacity crowd at Royce Hall.   This was an opportunity to get a glimpse of a cornerstone figure in the jazz/rock/fusion field and, moreover, of a man who puts his music on a vigorous… Read More Live Jazz/Rock/Fusion: John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension at Royce Hall

Live Jazz: Bitches Brew Remix at the Sunset Junction Festival

By Devon Wendell There have been many Miles Davis tribute bands over the years that have primarily focused on capturing Davis’ exact sound rather that the creative spirit and energy of the late musical pioneer.  This was not the case with the Mile Davis Bitches Brew Remix performance Saturday night at the Sunset Junction Festival.… Read More Live Jazz: Bitches Brew Remix at the Sunset Junction Festival