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Sony Pictures Labels Miles Davis 'Iconic Singer' in Biopic Press Release

Don Cheadle's biopic of Miles Davis, 'Miles Ahead,' has been picked up by Sony Pictures, which immediately dropped the ball by misidentifying perhaps the greatest musician of the 20th Century.

Ornette Coleman's Best Albums by Decade: 'Shape of Jazz To Come,' 'Free Jazz' and More

Ornette Coleman, one of the most innovative and influential figures in the history of jazz, died today of cardiac arrest and Music Times wants to revisit his catalogue across six decades and throw out the best of the bunch for those who haven't ...

Joey Alexander Does What 11 y.o. Shouldn't Be Able on 'My Favorite Things'

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

The Blue Dress: How The Viral Light Sensation Would Wreck 7 Classic Album Covers (John Coltrane, Nirvana, The Eagles and More)

The internet went nuts on Thursday when two factions argued whether a dress was blue-and-black or white-and-gold. The light tricks in play in this example would wreck a number of classic album covers from Nirvana, The Eagles, John Coltrane and more.

John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' Marks 50 Years; One-Off Debut in France Surfaces on YouTube

On June 26, 1965, John Coltrane performed, for the only time in his career, "A Love Supreme" to a live audience. Perhaps dividing jazz listeners early on, nonetheless, Supreme has been ranked by critics as one of the most iconic jazz albums in ...

John Coltrane Documentary Coming from 'The U.S. Vs. John Lennon' Director

Once you tackle John Lennon and Brian Wilson's lives in documentary films, it is tough to find subjects as interesting or important. But director/writer/producer John Scheinfeld ("The U.S. Vs. John Lennon," "Beautiful Dreamer") has been working on a ...

Miles Davis and John Coltrane's Last Tour as Miles Davis Quintet to Be Featured on 'All of You' Four-Disc Set

'All of You: The Last Tour' will feature four discs of material, some of which "have previously been available in a patchy and piecemeal fashion. This is the first time that a substantial body of the material recorded during the tour has been brought ...

Archie Shepp Talks John Coltrane, Impulse! Records and Free Jazz with Red Bull Music Academy

Jazz legend Archie Shepp recently sat down with Red Bull Music Academy to chat it up about working with John Coltrane, revolutionizing his sound and his implications on free jazz versus blues.

Legendary Jazz Club Slug's Saloon Owner Jay Schultz Talks to Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban About Old Performers

Per Radio New Zealand National, a recent venture from Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban, who runs Wellington sound exploration space The Pyramid Club met a slick fellow who ran a little join called Slug's Saloon, his name was Jay Schultz.

Yusef Lateef, Pioneering Jazz Musician, Dies at 93

Yusef Lateef, innovative tenor saxophonist, oboist, flutist and composer, died on December 23 after a brief illness, his wife Ayesha confirmed. He was 93.

John Coltrane's home to become a museum? Carlos Santana, Cornel West and others levying for funds

Celebrity musicians and more modest jazz fans are teaming up with hopes to convert John Coltrane's final home into a museum honoring the legendary saxophonist. The home, in Dix Hills on Long Island, was in line for demolition as recently as 2011, was ...

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