Peter Krasic

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Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea review – meandering bravura in Melbourne

A pair of jazz pianists playing together always has the potential to be a problematic format. Especially when the players in question are arguably the two best in the world: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. The danger is that it becomes like two orchestras playing at once, overly dense and …

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Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea impress Auckland audience

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock wowed their audience at Auckland's Civic Theatre.<p>REVIEW:<p>Only true jazz royalty could come out onto a stage, tell their …

Miles Davis Bio

Miles Davis is the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, not to mention one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. He was the first …

Miles Davis' Great, Often Bizarre 1967 Quintet

Most of the material from <i>Live in Europe 1967</i> has surfaced before — the set is subtitled <i>The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1</i> — but the Belgian concert that performance comes from makes its debut here. This Miles Davis quintet was consistently amazing, not least on its last big tour, when Davis' trumpet chops …

50 great moments in jazz: How Miles Davis plugged in and transformed jazz ... all over again

Between 1945, when he hustled his way on to New York's new bebop scene as Charlie Parker's teenage trumpeter, and the turbulent year of 1968, Miles Davis couldn't help being hip. Though tentative in the Parker days, he had a characteristically soft sound and coolly-timed patience of phrasing that …

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Movie Is a Go

Don Cheadle will portray Miles Davis and make his directorial debut in a long in-the-works biopic about the famed, groundbreaking jazz musician, the …

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Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year

Longtime friends and collaborators Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the winners of the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards for musical achievement, which were announced today.<p>The awards, annually nominated and voted upon by members of the Jazz Journalists Association, recognize individual musicians, …

Wayne Shorter: one of the greatest saxophonists in history

As Wayne Shorter prepares to play at the London Jazz Festival, Ivan Hewett explains the brilliance of his playing<p>Two great saxophone colossi have bestridden the London Jazz Festival (now the EFG London Jazz Festival) in recent years. One is <b>Sonny Rollins</b>, who despite health problems made a …

Why Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is so great.

Miles Davis'<i>Kind of Blue</i>, which was released 50 years ago today, is a nearly unique thing in music or any other creative realm: a huge hit—the …