Jazz Profiles playlist for 04/18/2010

DJs: 
Mark Micchelli
Artist Title Album Label Link
Miles Davis Springsville Miles Ahead Columbia
Miles Davis The Maids of Cadiz Miles Ahead Columbia
Miles Davis The Duke Miles Ahead Columbia
Miles Davis My Ship Miles Ahead Columbia
Miles Davis Miles Ahead Miles Ahead Columbia
Miles Davis Miles (AKA Milestones) Milestones Columbia
Miles Davis Billy Boy Milestones Columbia
Miles Davis Straight, No Chaser Milestones Columbia
Miles Davis Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) Porgy and Bess Columbia
Miles Davis Fishermen, Strawberry, and Devil Crab Porgy and Bess Columbia
Miles Davis My Man's Gone Now Porgy and Bess Columbia
Miles Davis It Ain't Necessarily So Porgy and Bess Columbia
Miles Davis Here Come De Honey Man Porgy and Bess Columbia
Miles Davis I Loves You, Porgy Porgy and Bess Columbia
Miles Davis There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York Porgy and Bess Columbia
Miles Davis So What Kind of Blue Columbia
Miles Davis Flamenco Sketches Kind of Blue Columbia
Miles Davis Concierto de Aranjuez Sketches of Spain Columbia
Miles Davis Basin Street Blues Seven Steps to Heaven Columbia
Miles Davis Seven Steps to Heaven Seven Steps to Heaven Columbia
Miles Davis Walkin' Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965 Columbia
Miles Davis On Green Dolphin Street Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965 Columbia
Miles Davis 'Round About Midnight Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965 Columbia
Miles Davis Prince of Darkness Sorcerer Columbia
Miles Davis Pee Wee Sorcerer Columbia
Miles Davis Masqualero Sorcerer Columbia
Miles Davis The Sorcerer Sorcerer Columbia
Miles Davis Nefertiti Nefertiti Columbia
Miles Davis Fall Nefertiti Columbia
Miles Davis Hand Jive Nefertiti Columbia
Miles Davis Mademoiselle Mabry Filles de Kilimanjaro Columbia
Miles Davis Shhh/Peaceful In a Silent Way Columbia
Miles Davis Bitches Brew Bitches Brew Columbia

On Friday, April 18, 2010, WKCR began broadcasting in stereo for the first time since 9/11. To celebrate this upgrade, this Sunday's Jazz Profiles surveyed the stereophonic recordings of Miles Davis, whose recordings highlight the best that stereo has to offer. We began with a look at Davis's collaborations with composer, conductor, and arranger Gil Evans (Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain), compared side-by-side with Davis's experiments with modal jazz with his first great sextet (Milestones, Kind of Blue). We then transitioned through the early sixties, tracing the formation of Davis's second great quintet (Seven Steps to Heaven). We then listened to a number of recordings from the second great quintet (Live at the Plugged Nickel, Sorcerer, Nefertiti) and then from his transition to his electric period (Filles De Kilimanjaro). Finally, we heard two recordings from Davis's electric period (In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew), ending our profile of the stereophonic music of Miles Davis.