Monday, January 12, 2015

Miles on Monday: Jimmy Cobb on Kind of Blue, 5 reasons to love Miles Davis, and more

This week for "Miles on Monday," let's catch up with a few recent Davis-related news items:

* Jimmy Cobb (pictured), who drummed on Kind of Blue and is the last living member of the ensemble that recorded Davis' historic work, spoke to the BBC about the "The Album That Changed Jazz" in a video interview that you can see here.

* Saxophonist Gary Thomas, who worked with Davis in the mid-1980s, talked about that experience (and also about working with Herbie Hancock) in an interview with the Baltimore Sun.

* Here's a review of the box set Chronicles: The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951 - 1956, an eight-CD collection that pulls together 88 tracks of hard bop, blues and ballads that Davis recorded with musicians including John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Lee Konitz, and Charlie Parker.

* Lastly, for a perspective on the trumpeter from a different field of endeavor, check out's "Five reasons to love Miles Davis."

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