Rare Miles Davis Live
Josh Jones’s blog on Open Culture about live Miles Davis material from the ‘60s, when he was at the peak of his powers, includes some rarities, including a great 1969 Antibes/Juan-Les-Pins performances of “Milestones,” “Footprints” and “‘Round Midnight” by the quintet with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. The complete audio of their two days at Antibes is in Live In Europe 1969, the second box set in Miles’s Bootleg Series on Columbia.
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Making Music with Bunky Green
Bunky Green is a Chicago institution, as both a brilliant creative alto saxophonist and as an influential educator. Green’s recording opportunities have been shamefully small, despite the fact that he almost had a jazz hit with a great arrangement of “On Green Dolphin Street” on his early ’60s Argo album Testifyin’ Time. He made an exceptional 2010 collaborative album with alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, which also features Jason Moran and Jack DeJohnette. This is a six-minute documentary on the making of that album.
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