Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Interesting Articles

Bagatellen has an interesting review about the new book The Last Miles: The Music Of Miles Davis, 1980-1991 by George Cole:

If you’re a total Miles maniac, this book is fascinating – sometimes in a surprising way, as it reveals through repetitive anecdotes how Davis used the same psychological-warfare techniques on everybody who ever joined his band, for decades. If you’re just getting into the music, though, this isn’t the book for you.

There's an interview with Bill Frisell from a Canadian magazine here - he's supposed to have a new double-disc live album coming out soon, I'm really pshched about it:

Even his soon-to-be-released 2-CD live album East/West takes us on a journey: Geographically, by presenting a performance on each American coast; musically, via two different trios effortlessly improvising their way through two dizzying sets that encompass everything from Heard it Through the Grapevine to Bob Dylan covers and restrained Frisell originals to a faithful bluegrass cover of Johnny Cash's Tennessee Flat Top Box.

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