Jazz After Dark April 19, 2016

Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

Miles Ahead, the new biographical movie about Miles Davis starring Don Cheadle in the title role, opens this week in theaters in Sacramento. A fitting time for Jazz After Dark to feature Miles Davis. Nine Grammy awards, 48 studio albums, 36 live albums: Miles Davis was one of the most influential and creative musicians of all time.

We’ll hear selections from some of Miles’ work recorded 1951 – 1958:   Bags' Groove  *  Miles: The New Miles Davis  *  Blue Moods  *  Dig  *  Porgy & Bess  *  Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet.

Then work by others celebrating some of his signature pieces. Eddie Jefferson vocalizing So What, Al Jarreau on Heaven and Earth, and two by Shirley Horn: You Won’t Forget Me, with Miles in a rare performance as sideman, and then Shirley’s version of Summertime. Finally, Maids of Cadiz from the last Miles Davis album, Miles Davis and Quincy Jones Live at Montreux.