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Miles Davis

10:00pm

Mon February 16, 2015
Cultural, Community, Information

Wayne Shorter: His Life and Music

Airs Monday, February 16, at 10 p.m. Wayne Shorter is one of the icons of modern jazz. This special documentary edition of Perspectives on Jazz looks at his music from the early days with Art Blakey, through his work with Miles Davis and later Weather Report, and down to today.

10:00pm

Fri February 13, 2015
Jazz Profiles

Jazz Profiles: Miles' Styles

Airs Friday, February 13, at 10 p.m.  Miles Davis was the personification of restless spirit, always pushing himself and his music into uncharted territory. He was an innovative lightning rod for musicians from all genres — particularly the brightest young players. Davis created some of the 20th century's most challenging and influential music and changed the course of music not once, or twice, but numerous times. It seemed that when Miles got board with a particular style or direction, he'd change course and create an entirely new direction for music to follow.

9:00pm

Fri February 6, 2015
Cultural, Community, Information

With Good Reason: Jazz and Civil Rights

Airs Friday, February 6, at 9 p.m. Antonio Garcia (Virginia Commonwealth University) says that the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane cannot be divorced from the struggle for racial equality—they contributed in significant ways to interracial understanding and social progress.  Also featured: The composers of the Civil Rights anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” also created musical theater at the turn of the century, transforming the image of African American characters and performers.

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9:00pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

Airs Tuesday, February 11 at 9 p.m.  One hour special follows the creation and influence of Miles Davis' heaviest album. Interviews include Bitches Brew band members Lenny White, Benny Maupin, John McLaughlin, Harvey Brooks and more.  Music also features the rare live recordings from the deluxe editions.

11:00pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

Mile Davis: Kind Of Blue

Airs Friday, February 7 at 11 p.m. On two days in the spring of 1959, after a string of critically acclaimed and successful albums, Miles Davis recorded what would become Kind Of Blue.  Nothing would ever be the same – for Jazz or for Miles Davis. There’s no real way to tell why a record captures the imagination and attention of the world.  Some do, some don’t.  Miles Davis constantly recorded music, and almost all of it added to his popularity and critical acclaim.  But over the years, Kind Of Blue found a larger and larger audience.  Soon enough, it became the best selling Jazz album of all time. Through the host Josh Jackson and interviews with musicians Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Cobb, Jackie McLean, David Amram and others, you will hear the story of the making of Kind Of Blue, as well as the lasting impact of this classic Jazz staple.

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