In July 1991, just a few months before his death, Miles Davis performed at France's Vienne Jazz Festival with the Miles Davis Group. He had just been awarded knighthood in France's Legion of Honour with French culture minister Jack Long describing him as "the Picasso of jazz." That historic performance is finally seeing an official release from Rhino next month. Merci Miles! Live at Vienne features a fine setlist including Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" (above) along with "Penetration" and "Jailbait," penned by Miles's pal Prince.
Zach Lapidus Music posts this with apologies to… everyone. And if you're not hip to the magic of the original Seinfeld theme, you should know that the theme song was slightly different in every episode. Below, composer Jonathan Wolff talks about his iconic improvised music for a show about nothing that really was everything. "I… READ THE REST
"Jazzkeys" was created by Plan8, a design firm that does music/sound for brands, film and interactive what-have-yous. It's a word processor that plays music as you type — each keypress is translated into a piano note, which the software strings together in a vague improvisation, in realtime. When you're done typing a message, you can… READ THE REST
There's also a Big Band Remix and another with a bit more of a Latin tinge. Related: I have spent a lot of freakin' time with air conditioners lately, and just finished re-writing the Wirecutter guide to the Best Air Conditioners, in case you need some help staying cool this summer. READ THE REST
For what it's worth, the past year and a half have given you a lot of opportunities to buy some really cool stuff for your desk setup. Maybe it came up in your targeted ads while you spent hours of the day scrolling, or maybe it was an anxiety purchase. Whatever the case may be,… READ THE REST
Owning a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences. However, if you're someone who has owned one, you've undoubtedly figured out just how challenging taking care of your four-legged friend can be – despite the happiness it can share. A wealth of information on how to best raise and train your dog is… READ THE REST
Before COVID, we used minimal social media to post about cats and our kids. Now, social is a hotspot for viral dances, serious political discussions, and goofy Karen videos the world licks their chops in anticipation for. If you're going to record yourself or someone else being a complete goon, you better have the right… READ THE REST