The Miles Davis standard “So What” has been a modal jazz touchstone for 55 years, providing the harmonic canvas for myriad improvisations and reinterpretations.
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Monday 08 July 2013
Almost 44 years to the day from their last appearance in Hyde Park, The Rolling Stones confirm they are still the 'Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band'
Friday 05 July 2013
Celebrated music producer Bob Clearmountain is being flown in to put his magic touch on The Rolling Stones' return to London's Hyde Park tomorrow.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Mick Jagger has hinted the Rolling Stones might play the same setlist at Saturday's Hyde Park gig that they played first time round in 1969 - but there will be no repeat of the stunt that saw him release hundreds of butterflies into the crowd.
The Rolling Stones weren't the only over-50s: My middle-aged Glastonbury was even better than the last time
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Thirty years after his first festival, Chris Blackhurst rocks and rolls away the years with his grown-up daughter Daisy
Monday 01 July 2013
Status Quo star Rick Parfitt has revealed he used a "double" for some scenes in his movie debut - who is actually black.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Hard-boiled detection with modern angst
Friday 07 June 2013
The Rolling Stones celebrated the release of their first single "Come On" by giving it a rare live performance to mark its 50th anniversary.
Friday 07 June 2013
Sir Mick Jagger has recalled how he was "over the moon" to hear his first ever single on the radio - 50 years to the day after the track's release.
Thursday 16 May 2013
View From the Sofa
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of alcohol-related cirrhosis - not flesh eating disease caused by spider bite
Friday 10 May 2013
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's cause of death has been established by a coroner as alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver – and not as a result of flesh-eating disease Necrotizing fasciitis as previously reported.
Friday 03 May 2013
Wild horses couldn't drag many of the most die-hard of Rolling Stones fans to the kick-off of the band's North American tour - at least not at prices of up to a whopping $600 (£385) a ticket.
Friday 26 April 2013
'Pino Palladino is the funkiest Welshman in history'
Thursday 04 April 2013
Mick Jagger has said he will live a "dull" life in the months leading up to the Rolling Stones show in Hyde Park to make sure he is on top form for the outdoor gig.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
"Thank you for sticking with me all these years," the 35-year-old bluesman acknowledges to his loyal fans before the encore. Occasionally, however, it was a bit of a struggle "sticking" with this two-hour encounter.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
“I've got enough fight left inside this tired heart / to win this one and walk out on my feet,” rallies Mark ‘E’ Everett amidst the uncharacteristically reflective “On the Ropes”, a song which steps back from the usual pace of his customary alt.blues style. Lifted from his (E essentially is Eels) acclaimed new album Wonderful, Glorious, the song is just one perfect crystallisation of his enduring ability to cut straight to simple emotional truths. At the same time it’s a lyrical manifestation of the keen survivor’s instinct he’s shown to get through the well-documented trials of his life to this point.
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