Special Programming

The Miles Davis Radio Project Episode 4

A Six-hour series highlighting the life, career and influence of jazz legend, Miles Davis.

HOUR #4 –THE 60’S ARE ELECTRIC

Hour features interviews segments with critic Nat Hentoff, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, drummer Lenny White, keyboardist Joe Zawinul, bassist Dave Holland, percussionist Airto Moreira, Miles Davis and many others.

Hour finds Miles at yet another transition point in his career as his classic sextet falls apart and he creates yet another legendary group featuring Wayne Shorter on saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. He also finds time to work with his friend, arranger Gil Evans on their classic collaborations “Sketches of Spain” and “Porgy and Bess”. As the hour closes, “Free jazz” is on the ascendant and Miles’ new group of young masters Chic Corea, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland are following its siren call.

Hour features theme collages, “Miles and Change”, “Trumpet and drums” and music demos by Lenny White and Wayne Shorter.

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