Miles Davis

Wayne Shorter, Jazz Saxophone Pioneer, Dies at 89

Wayne Shorter, an influential jazz innovator whose lyrical, complex jazz compositions and pioneering saxophone playing sounded through more than half a century of American music, has died. He was 89. Shorter died Thursday surrounded by his family in Los Angeles, said Alisse Kingsley, a representative for the multi-Grammy winner. No cause of death was given. “Visionary composer, saxophonist, visual artist, devout Buddhist, devoted husband, father and grandfather Wayne Shorter has embarked on a new journey as part of his extraordinary life — departing the earth as we know it in search of an abundance of new challenges and creative possibilities,” a

SONG OF THE DAY: Miles Davis – So What (Official Video)

Miles Davis’ official music video for ‘So What’. Click to listen to Miles Davis on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/MDavisSpotify?IQid… As featured on Kind of Blue. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MDKBiTunes?IQid=MDSW Google Play: http://smarturl.it/MDSWPlay?IQid=MDSW Amazon: http://smarturl.it/MDKBaz?IQid=MDSW More from Miles Davis Blue In Green (Audio): https://youtu.be/TLDflhhdPCg Freddie Freeloader (Audio): https://youtu.be/ZZcuSBouhVA All Blues (Audio): https://youtu.be/-488UORrfJ0 Follow Miles Davis Website: http://www.milesdavis.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MilesDavis Twitter: https://twitter.com/milesdavis Myspace: https://myspace.com/milesdavis/ Subscribe to Miles Davis on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/MDavisSub?IQid=MDSW #MilesDavid #SoWhat #Vevo

Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement Announces its 2nd Annual CEEM Weekend at the LA County Fair: A Tribute to Black Influence in Popular Culture

The 2nd Annual CEEM Weekend at the LA County Fair will feature a “Tribute to Black Influence in Pop Culture!” Come celebrate the incredible impact of African-American contributions to this year’s fair theme: Pop Culture! The CEEM Weekend is sponsored by McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Campaign. McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden campaign celebrates a new movement to uplift communities and empower excellence through education, empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool — A Complicated Man Chased by Demons —A Brilliant Look at His Life

What Davis had, that others made comments upon, even from his earliest days was his “star” quality. That’s high praise since he was coming up with other jazz musicians who in turn also became legends yet they didn’t possess a mystic around their persona. Not like Davis who simply didn’t give an “F” and because of that his mystique only grew more.  He burned through the ’50s and sauntered through the ’60s using and abusing, drugs and alcohol and building up his mystique which grew darker, and darker.