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Album of the Week: Bat For Lashes

Plus Stream the New Albums from Iggy Pop, Lower Dens, Death Cab for Cutie, Frankie Cosmos, Miles Davis, and Kindness

Sep 06, 2019

Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) has released a new album, Lost Girls, today via AWAL Recordings and it's our Album of the Week. We also have streams of other notable albums and EPs released today: Iggy Pop, Lower Dens, Death Cab for Cutie, Frankie Cosmos, Miles Davis, and Kindness. More

Feb 02, 2016

In the upcoming movie Miles Ahead, due out April 1st, Don Cheadle stars as legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Cheadle also co-wrote, directed, and crowd-funded the picture. The film premiered at the New York Film Festival last October and at the time we were treated to the first clip for the movieMore

Oct 09, 2015

There are several high profile movies on music legends on the way. We've already seen the first clips of Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue and Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light. Now we've been treated to the first scene of Don Cheadle as legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in the upcoming Miles Ahead. More



Reviews

Rubberband

Rubberband

Rhino/Warner

Sep 05, 2019

Reviewing a Miles Davis album is a tricky thing to do. Reviewing a "lost" Miles Davis album that fans have been salivating over the prospect of for more than 30 years feels more than tricky, it feels potentially dangerous. More

Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Live

Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Live

Columbia

Sep 30, 2011

At this point, there is no arguing with Miles Davis. One can, however, argue with the legions of posthumous reissues any iconic musician’s material undergoes. Too many times labels simply slap a “re” on the album (reissued/recollected/remastered)—leaving loyal fans to envision the musician peaking down from above, shaking his fist with the indignity of it all. Perhaps that’s why Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Live succeeds with flying colors. More

Bitches Brew Live

Bitches Brew Live

Sony Legacy

Apr 25, 2011

Recorded at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival, Bitches Brew Live finds Miles Davis in fine form—full of the jazz-fuelled piss and vinegar that would go on to inspire generations. More

Sketches of Spain [Legacy Edition]

Sketches of Spain [Legacy Edition]

Columbia/Legacy

May 29, 2009

Released in 1960, Sketches of Spain marked Miles Davis' third collaboration with arranger Gil Evans. Their musical relationship was a mutually advantageous one: Davis got to explore different, even classical textures, and Evans got to hang with Davis, whose participation assured an audience for what might have otherwise been a painfully square adventure. Davis had cooked in Spanish before, most recently on Blue's "Flamenco Sketches," so this wasn't an impulsive veer for the sake of contrarianism. More