Miles Davis

Ferrari turns 70: The makings of the sexiest car in history

Ferrari has been making a lot of noise about turning 70 this year: limited-edition cars; two-day cavalcades of classic cars; three-day cavalcades of modern cars; a charity auction (at which a secret buyer bought a limited-edition supercar for $10 million); weekend-long race meetings; big logos on …

Alfa Romeo

Kind Of Blue: The Lasting Impact

Kind of Blue: The Lasting Impact Jazz is not for everybody. I understand that. It has been described as ‘elevator music,’ boring, confusing, or …

Jazz

In 1,000 Years, This Recording Of Miles Davis Preserved In DNA Will Still Be Perfect

A live performance of the song “Tutu” is the test case for using DNA as a non-degrading music storage device.<p>Three hundred years from now, if someone wants to listen to a classic recording of Miles Davis playing at the 1986 Montreux Jazz Festival, they can reach for a piece of DNA. After previous …

DNA

Miles Davis’ “Tutu” is The First Song to Be Encoded into Synthetic DNA

A breakthrough in digital storage technologyThe physical space required to store a piece of information has been steadily shrinking for the last 40 …

Horns

Miles Davis’ “Tutu” Is One of the First Songs to Be Encoded in DNA | Pitchfork

Researchers have made history by storing archival-quality audio recordings in DNA for the first time. Twist Bioscience—a company that specializes in DNA synthesis—announced that it worked in conjunction with Microsoft and University of Washington researchers to encode two songs in DNA: Miles Davis’ …

DNA

Scientists store Miles Davis and Deep Purple audio recordings on DNA in a historic first

According to one researcher, the whole of the accessible internet could fit into a DNA storage device the size of a shoebox.<p>Scientists have …

Deep Purple

Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” stored in DNA by Twist Bioscience and Microsoft

In the first instance of the use of <b>DNA</b> as a long term archival quality storage medium, Twist Bioscience and <b>Microsoft</b> have saved historic performances …

DNA

When Prince Asked Miles Davis to Play With Him: 365 Prince Songs in a Year

Prince jumped at the opportunity to write "Can I Play With U?" for Miles Davis when the jazz icon signed to Warner Bros. in the mid-'80s. Continue …

Jazz

Seattle researchers make science history by encoding Miles Davis, Deep Purple songs onto DNA

In a first for science, researchers from the University of Washington, Microsoft and Twist Bioscience have stored archival-quality recordings of …

Science

Hefner, Hi-Fi, and Jazz

Hef is gone and whether you think he was a villain, a visionary or a skeezy old fool, the news, alleged by his widow and some recent former …

Music

Lettuce Announces New Live Album Featuring Miles Davis Tribute

On the anniversary of jazz legend Miles Davis's passing, Lettuce has revealed a forthcoming live album of Miles covers.

Horns

Within Playboy's pages, evocative images were often the work of its writers

Playboy magazine was once so big that jesting about "reading it for the articles," not the nude photos, was itself part of the American cultural ze

Literature

Dee Byrne's Entropi: Moment Frozen review – intense, muscular jazz voyage

(Whirlwind Recordings)<p>The second album by this London five-piece is a curious hybrid, one which marries John Coltrane’s late-60s interstellar voyages with Miles Davis’s intense electric explorations of the early 1970s. The Miles role is played by the clean trumpet lines of Andre Canniere, but the …

Music

Ink Review: Montblanc Mile Davis Jazz Blue

Montblanc Miles Davis Jazz Blue (30ml bottle for $19) was one of those inks I picked up on a whim after I had one of those “fear of missing out” …

Jazz

Jazz | Smithsonian Folkways Magazine

The challenge of talking about music is compounded when the subject is jazz, a word of clouded origins whose meaning reflects an evolution of …

Jazz

Bass Players To Know: Ron Carter

While the name <b>Ron Carter</b> makes a frequent appearance on No Treble, I decided it was time to officially add him to the list of Bass Players To Know. …

Jazz

Tony Williams’ Concepts

<b>Tony Williams redefined the role</b> of the modern jazz drummer with his original and innovative vocabulary. This lesson presents some of the central …

Guitar

Writing as Jazz, Jazz as Writing: Part 5

Words of writing wisdom gleaned from some jazz greats.Because I have a musical background, I often think about writing through a variety of musical …

Jazz

Hugh Hefner’s legacy: We really read the ‘old’ Playboy for the articles — and here are 11 of the best

A selection of stellar short fiction and essays by notable authors Norman Mailer, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami and Ray Bradbury — as well as …

Literature

Herbie Hancock Is a Jazz Legend — and He Once Beat Miles Davis in a Street Race

To some people, Herbie Hancock is the synth-savvy funk god behind the 1983 hit “Rockit.” To others he is the abstract, ethereal, Debussy-influenced …

Music

‘Jack Johnson,’ 1970 documentary about the first black heavyweight champion, scored by Miles Davis

Even people who don’t like Miles Davis’ electric period (!) recognize the greatness of Jack Johnson, one of John McLaughlin’s finest moments, and a …

Jazz

The 1,000 Best Songs on Spotify

A Spotify playlist can only contain 9,999 songs. That's the limit, much to the annoyance of a vocal group of users. From the crate-digging record …

Music

3001 and all that tango

Piazzolla not only brings his grandfather’s magic to his craft; he is the product of his own era and imbibed much of the contemporary sounds that …

Israel

Five Reasons Biotech Entrepreneurs Absolutely, Positively Need Neil Young, Miles Davis And Liszt

Inspired by a trip to the Venice Biennale, some thoughts on entrepreneurship, biotechnology and the creative process.<p><b>1. Creativity begets creativity.</b> My favorite definition of entrepreneurship? Creativity in a business setting. The creative process is not limited to those who (can) express …

Entrepreneurship

Klipsch release special edition Heritage speaker range with Capitol Records

August 10, 2017 In News<p><b>They come with ‘free’ vinyl too.</b><p>Klipsch speakers are partnering with Capitol Records to release a special edition speaker …

Vinyl Records

Miles Davis In His Own Words

<b>Miles Davis</b> always had plenty to say about himself, his music and music in general, and especially jazz. Unlike many others it was almost always …

Horns

Miles Davis - uDiscover

He was a man of contradictions, sometimes angry and arrogant, and on other occasions generous and introspective. He was also a genius who discovered …

Jazz

Body And Soul: The Jazz Icons Who Died Too Young

Life on the road, with all its perils and temptations, coupled with a tendency among some young people to both “push the envelope” and believe they …

Jazz

Slawek Michalt’s graphic design is inspired by the sounds and ethos of jazz

As a self-proclaimed “almost musician” and jazz guitarist, Berlin-based graphic designer Slawek Michalt prefers – as most would – commissions that …

Graphic Design

Shorties (August's Best Nonfiction Books, An Introduction to the Music of Miles Davis, and more)

Bustle recommended August's best nonfiction books.Noisey shared an introduction to the music of Miles Davis.Vol. 1 Brooklyn, BBC Culture, and …

Books