2/13/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: Frances Davis- Her Story (Life Before & After Miles)

Frances Taylor Davis shares her life history as a pioneering dancer with Katherine Dunham Dance Company, her marriage to Miles Davis and renewal after as a survivor. Continue reading

9/22/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Miles Davis & Chaka Khan: Human Nature (Live in Montreux 1989)

Two infamous music artist performed together live in 1989, Miles Davis and Chaka Khan. Human Nature is cover music track done by the two icons. Continue reading

5/17/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ: Miles Davis – So What

So What is the first track on the 1959 album Kind of Blue by jazz artist,  Miles Davis. It is one of the best known examples of modal Jazz, set in the Dorian mode and consisting of 16 bars of D Dorian, followed by eight bars of E♭ Dorian and another eight of D Dorian. Continue reading

10/20/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ: Miles Davis & Quincy Jones & The Gil Evans Orchestra (1991)

 

Miles & Quincy: Live at Montreux is a collaborative live album by  Jazz musician Miles Davis and conductor Quincy Jones. It was recorded at the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival and released by and released by Warner Bros. Records in 1993. Continue reading

2/16/18 O&A NYC MUSIC- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III,  the iconic American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in his five-decade career which kept him at the forefront of a number of major stylistic developments in jazz. Continue reading

1/22/17 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Prince / Miles Davis Concert 12-31-87


Prince and Miles Davis perform on New Years Eve 1987 at Paisley Park.  Continue reading

4/10/16 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Miles Davis- So What

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 So What is one of the best known examples of modal jazz, the song is first track on the 1959 Miles Davis album Kind of Blue. The actor Dennis Hopper, in an interview in 2008 with Men’s Journal, claims that Davis named the song after intellectual conversations with Hopper, in which Hopper would reply, “So what?” Continue reading