Jazz with OT

Miles Ahead

Apr 12, 2016
Brian Douglas

Sunday, May 15 at 9:00 pm

As Miles Ahead, actor/director Don Cheadle’s film about Miles Davis, opens in movie theaters this spring, WVXU presents a special look at Davis, the film and his music.

Featured are interviews with Cheadle, score composer Robert Glasper, members of Miles' family and music from the film. You’ll enjoy classic Miles Davis tracks: Seven Steps to Heaven, Frelon Brun, Miles Ahead, Solea, Black Satin, Prelude, part 2, So What, Back Seat Betty; and new cuts from Robert Glasper’s score.

Cincinnati native Fred Hersch has released a cd, Floating,  with his trio that The Wall Street Journal calls "one of the major ensembles of our time".  Fred Hersch is on piano along with bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson.  The cd features 7 new compositions by Fred Hersch along with music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Thelonious Monk.

While in town for the Constella Festival, jazz legend Jimmy Heath conducted a master class at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Here is a video of that class for those who were unable to make it:

JIMMY HEATH MASTER CLASS AT SCPA

Composer and pianist Amina Figarova will perform in 12 US cities with her sextet 2/ 10-3/11 in support of her recent album Twelve. The band will present a concert at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati on Sat, 2/23. http://thebluewisp.com