Miles Davis

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‘People call me the godfather of fusion’: the return of jazz-funk keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith
He has worked with Miles Davis, been sampled by Jay-Z, and has now made his first album in 25 years. He explains how going on TikTok helped him rediscover his cosmic keyboard sound

Ammar Kalia

05, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Ahmad Jamal obituary
Innovative pianist who preferred the term American classical music to jazz, and became a favourite of hip-hop artists

John Fordham

17, Apr, 2023 @2:34 PM

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‘It’s a rockstar album’: the UK jazz musicians marking five decades of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew
In an epic feat of improvisation, 12 players over three days reimagined the jazz great’s magnum opus

Ammar Kalia

25, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Wayne Shorter obituary
Saxophonist and master improviser with artists ranging from Miles Davis to Joni Mitchell, and with lineups including Weather Report

Richard Williams

02, Mar, 2023 @8:37 PM

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Wayne Shorter, icon of jazz saxophone, dies aged 89
Composer and performer traversed numerous phases of jazz history, and fused his playing with the likes of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell and Carlos Santana

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Mar, 2023 @4:40 PM

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From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists
Keen to explore an artist’s oeuvre but overwhelmed by choice in today’s stream-heavy world? Fear not: from Joni to Fela, Madonna to Miles, our critics tell you which album to begin with

Guardian writers

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Miles Davis: That’s What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series Vol 7 review – more discarded gems
Outtakes from the trumpeter’s Star People, Decoy and You’re Under Arrest albums, plus a live gig from 1983, continue Sony’s meticulous series

Dave Gelly

24, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Aphex Twin pours water on my meltdowns’: Guardian readers on the songs that soothe them
Donald Trump is reportedly calmed by a blast of Memory from Cats – but our readers prefer Radiohead and Miles Davis

Guardian readers, Ben Morris, and Clea Skopeliti

01, Jul, 2022 @11:52 AM

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Betty Davis obituary
Pioneering funk singer whose uncompromising stance resonated with a new generation of musicians

Richard Williams

11, Feb, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Betty Davis projected her own liberation – and freed up generations in her wake
Loved by artists from Prince to Butthole Surfers, Davis created a fearlessly sexual, futurist sound that planted the seeds of rebellion

Rebecca Bengal

10, Feb, 2022 @11:03 AM

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Betty Davis, raw funk pioneer, dies at 77
Trailblazing funk artist and second wife of Miles Davis released three influential albums in the 1970s before leaving the industry

Adrian Horton

09, Feb, 2022 @7:29 PM

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‘I make stars look interesting, not beautiful’: Anton Corbijn on his favourite portraits
David Bowie was a gent, Naomi Campbell was a revelation and Virgil Abloh was hauntingly prophetic. The great portrait photographer Anton Corbijn relives five of his best shoots

Interview by Tim Jonze

26, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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