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A Fantastic New Pressing of a Miles Davis Masterstroke

Posted by Rick Frystak, January 15, 2014 01:51pm | Post a Comment

Miles Dewey Davis may have been many things, but he was certainly a forward-thinking artist with an eye out for what was happening at any given time in the musical landscape, and an urge to not repeat himself in his journey toward a newer, “hipper “style, like it or not. Some, myself included, would argue this point vigorously towards various stages of his career output, especially later. This week, the formidable Impex Record company releases one of Miles’ most contemporary and timeless albums of music and cultural relevance: 1965’s “ESP”.  

 

Miles Davis Quintet

E.S.P.

Impex Records IMP 6018

180 gram LP (2014) 

 

So… Miles Davis in 1965? ‘Trane releases “A Love Supreme”, “Rubber Soul” comes out, Horowitz plays Carnagie Hall, Otis Redding , The Byrds and Bob Dylan release classic, timeless music, and new Miles Davis Quintet members Wayne  Shorter and Herbie Hancock had just presented “Speak No Evil” and “Maiden Voyage” to the universe. Miles' previous band had already left, but he had the next great quintet already assembled, Wayne being the final glorious recruit. "E.S.P." would be their first studio recording together, and what a record it turns out to be, produced by Columbia Records' A&R man Irving Townsend, he of “Kind Of Blue”, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, etc. fame. The cover features a bewildered Miles and an adorable Frances Davis, with Miles sporting quite the flummoxed facial expression. "Man, does she have 'E.S.P.'?" 

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Amoeba Music Sponsors the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 23, 2013 03:39pm | Post a Comment

monterey jazz festival

Amoeba Music is proud to once again be an official sponsor of the Monterey Jazz Festival and to be on-site with a Mini-Amoeba store!

The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates its 56th year with more than 500 artists performing nonstop on eight stages for three nights and two days! See live sets from Diana Krall, Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter, Dave Douglas, and so many more!

Swing by the Mini-Amoeba between sets for tons of rare, collectible, and out-of-print CDs and LPs for sale from our vaults. Plus, look for a host of artists who will be signing copies of their albums at our booth after their performance.

We have confirmed signings with these stellar musicians at the Mini-Amoeba:!

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Roberto Fonseca  8pm
Gregory Porter – 9:15pm
California Honeydrops – 3:30pm
Claire Daly – 4:15pm
Big Sam’s Funky Nation – 5:30pm
The Relatives – 7:15pm
Ravi Coltrane – 9:45pm
Joe Lovano – 2:30pm
Along Came Betty – 4pm
David Sanborn/Bob James – 4:30pm
Tammy Hall – 5:30pm
Davina & The Vagabonds – 7:30pm

Please check back for updates on our signing schedule and further coverage!

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