Miles Davis

 
​Two albums and a resistance
​Two albums and a resistance
The year 2016 seems to be slouching to some kind of morbid end. Commentators with a claim to progressive persuasions everywhere are making...
On our lists: Zap Mama's Ancestry in Progress, Regina Spektor and 'Miles and Me'
On our lists: Zap Mama's Ancestry in Progress, Regina Spektor and 'Miles and Me'
The Play ListRegina Spektor: The singer songwriter has just released a new album. In...
Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis
Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis
“If you’re gonna tell a story, come in with some attitude.” That line, uttered by Miles Davis (played by Don Cheadle) as he meets his...
Miles Davis and the rebirth of Thabo Mbeki
Miles Davis and the rebirth of Thabo Mbeki
Former president Thabo Mbeki's apparent rehabilitation last month -- uplifted to near sainthood by some of the very comrades who helped rip the...
Hotstix: Still playing with fire
Hotstix: Still playing with fire
Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse has been at the forefront of so many musical movements since the formation of his first band, The Beaters, in the late...
Wreaking havoc
Wreaking havoc
Wynton Marsalis is 10 minutes into an angry denunciation of hip-hop and he's just hitting his stride. "I call it 'ghetto minstrelsy'," he says....
Spinning Japanese
Spinning Japanese
Despite the fact that there are millions of famous DJs, producers and turntable wizards dotting the horizon, Japanese DJ Krush, who began pioneering his own sound in the early Eighties, stands tall as a larger-than-life figure on the international electronic music landscape. ...
Hilly Kristal, founder of NY punk mecca CBGB, dies
Hilly Kristal, founder of NY punk mecca CBGB, dies
Hilly Kristal, the founder of New York punk rock club CBGB, which helped make the Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads stars, has died at age 75, his...

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