Created especially for our GLOBAL LISTENING AUDIENCE and YOU
image
image
music reviews banner
  Return To OUR HOME PAGE MENU
 
Jazz Reviews on JazzNet247 Radio Europe
  Please click on a Name to read the Review  
 
 
B
Art Blakey
Dave Brubeck NEW
Dave Brubeck
Ray Blue
Roger Beaujolais
Willie Bradley (S)
C
John Coltrane
D
Miles Davis
Paul Desmond NEW
E
Gil Evans NEW
F
Michael Franks
G
Getz / Gilberto
Rocio Guitard
William Green
H
Billie Holiday
S = Show
 
^ top of Menu ^
¬
J
Nils Jipner
Nils Jipner (S)
K
Dave Koz
Dave Koz (S)
L
Julie London
M
Marion Meadows
Marion Meadows (S)
Raul Midón
P
Charlie Parker
R
Round Midnight DVD
V
Josh Vietti
 
About the Reviewer - Wes George

I have been associated around the jazz genre all my life, growing up in a family of jazz professionals my parents played the classic swing and big band dance music throughout their 30 years on the road.

 
wes george

I grew up being bathed during practice nights by my mother who was the vocalist and pianist in the band and she would wash me during rehearsal breaks on a Sunday evening.

Although I heard all of the pop music growing up in the 50's, 60's and 70's and the soul, rock and country music that my brothers were playing in their bands I started playing soul, funk and fusion jazz in my live shows in the 70's and apart from a radio break in Canada whereby soft rock was the menu I continued with my live shows until 1994 when JazzNet247 Radio Europe was founded.

To Learn More about Wes George Please Click Here
Return To OUR HOME PAGE MENU
music reviews banner
  Return To OUR HOME PAGE MENU
 
Jazz Reviews on JazzNet247 Radio Europe

Artist : Miles Davis

Album : Kind Of Blue

Year : 1959

Label : Columbia

 
julie london

Personnel : Miles Davis : Trumpet | John Coltrane : Saxophone | Cannonball Adderley : Saxophone | Bill Evans : Piano | Paul Chambers : Bass | Jimmy Cobb : Drums

Miles Dewey Davis III was born in 1926 and for the next five decades he adopted a variety of musical styles which were to set him apart from most other jazz musicans. He was always trying to re-invent his jazz style and became the benchmark for so many other great jazz musicians. Indeed his early days in jazz saw him play with musicians such as Coleman Hawkins, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Herbie Fields, Earl Coleman and even replaced the maestro himself Dizzy Gillespie in Charlie Parker's Quintet in 1945.

In 1959 Miles assembled a sextet which included himself on trumpet, Bill Evans on piano, John Coltrane on tenor sax, Cannonball Adderley on alto sax, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums and between March and April of that year recorded what was to become the vanguard of Modal Jazz with an album called Kind Of Blue which during my time at Sony Jazz was our best selling jazz album. Miles forgot to tell his 'Go To' pianist Wynton Kelly that he was going to use Bill Evans on the album, but Kelly did make an appearance on the album on the wonderful 'Freddie Freeloader'.

Kind Of Blue was an instant success with widespread airplay and rave reviews, but an interesting note is that the cost of the album was relatively low, Columbia paid Davis a few thousand dollars in advance and the other musicians received only 'Union Rates' for nine hours of recording. The four reels of tapes and cost of the piano tuner were coupled with the enginer's salaries, but even they were on staff rates. So what was to become the best selling jazz album of all time cost very little to produce, the marketer's dream :>)

Two noteworthy aspects of Kind Of Blue were that Davis' bands did not play any of the tunes again apart from 'So What' and 'All Blues' and secondly, although Miles explored Modal Jazz with his second great Quintet which included Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams in the mid 1960's he did not take these Modal Experiments much further at that time.

It was one of the musicians on Kind Of Blue, John Coltrane who took over that mantle in the 1960's.  ^

Review by Wes George
Email -
info@JazzNet247.net
Blog Page -
Facebook.com/streetjazzblogpage6

Similar Artists - Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Clifford Brown, Wynton Marsalis, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Clark Terry, Art Farmer, Don Cherry

Last Review Next Review
Return To OUR HOME PAGE MENU
image >
Read the latest PERSONAL NOTES edition
banner advert Visit the SmoothJazz.com Radio Guide

© JazzNet247 Radio Europe ( Austria ) 1994 - 2020  W : www.JazzNet247.net
Your Escape From Ordinary Radio since 1994  |  A LIVE365 WORLD AUDIO DAY 2020 Featured Station
In association with   LIVE365, USA  |  Deezer, France  |  ASL Music, USA  |  Shanachie Entertainment, USA  |  Gorov Music Marketing, USA
G. F. Software, Paraguay  |  MC Promotion, USA  |  Future Groove, USA  |  Play MPE, Canada  |  The Jingles Factory, Italy