Miles Davis

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'I don't want to fake the funk' – Henry Taylor, the painter of black American life
Adored by Rihanna and Jay-Z, he finds his subjects in supermarket queues – and on the streets of LA’s toughest neighbourhoods. How has the artist found lockdown in a tiny Somerset village?

Lanre Bakare

31, Mar, 2021 @4:12 PM

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Chick Corea: his 10 greatest recordings
From hard bop to fusion, mischievousness to sensitivity, Corea’s wide-ranging catalogue lived at the vanguard of jazz

John Fordham

15, Feb, 2021 @11:15 AM

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Chick Corea: a fearless musical adventurer who took the art of piano to new heights
From flights of sublime abstraction with Miles Davis to virtuoso jazz fusion, Corea’s artistry was irresistible to the last

Richard Williams

12, Feb, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Chick Corea, Grammy-winning jazz musician, dies at 79
The composer, keyboardist and bandleader, who won 23 Grammy awards, has died of a rare form of cancer

Guardian music and agencies

11, Feb, 2021 @10:25 PM

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'Incredible and inspirational': Cicely Tyson remembered by Vanessa Williams
Tyson, who has died aged 96, was the talk of Broadway when she appeared in The Trip to Bountiful in 2013. Her co-star pays tribute

As told to Chris Wiegand

29, Jan, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Pianist Keith Jarrett unlikely to perform again after two strokes
Pair of strokes in 2018 have partially paralysed American musician, who can now only play with one hand

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

21, Oct, 2020 @3:02 PM

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'Colourful, vibrant, sensual!' Stars on Jimi Hendrix, 50 years gone
In awe of everything from his raunchiness to his skill with sheer volume, members of Pixies, Yes, Parliament-Funkadelic, Thin Lizzy and more celebrate the guitar god, who died 50 years ago today

Ed Prideaux

18, Sep, 2020 @11:30 AM

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Wayne Coyne's fantasy festival: the Beatles on the International Space Station
The Flaming Lips frontman curates a cosmic lineup featuring Miles Davis, Igor Stravinsky, Pink Floyd – and space cakes

Interview by Dave Simpson

13, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Bringing black composers into exam syllabuses | Letters
Letters: A syllabus for one instrument can take anything up to four years to develop, writes Leslie East, former chief executive of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, while Laurie Smith highlights George Bridgetower

Letters

22, Jul, 2020 @4:26 PM

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Miles Davis, Newport 1955: the day of a sensational comeback
The jazz trumpeter had been sidetracked by heroin, but sealed his return with this deft, inventive set that showed how much he could wring out of a single piece of music

John Fordham

09, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Keith Tippett obituary
Brilliant jazz pianist and composer who could make the outlands of modern music feel like the most hospitable of places

John Fordham

17, Jun, 2020 @4:22 PM

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Miles Davis: where to start in his back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the jazz pioneer who stepped outside of genre to revolutionise music as a whole

Ben Cardew

08, Jun, 2020 @7:07 AM

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