MILES AHEAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Don Cheadle Stars: Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michael Stahlberg, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Austin Lyon, Brian Wolfman Black Bowman. Miles Davis is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century who produced seminal works like Sketches Of Spain and Someday My Prince Will Come. But in the late 70s he briefly disappeared from the scene for some five years due to chronic health problems related to his hip, his addiction to drugs and alcohol and losing his Continue reading

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Alan Hicks. One of the cinematic highlights of 2014 was the drama Whiplash, about the turbulent relationship between an aspiring jazz drummer and his volatile teacher who pushed his students to breaking point, and sometimes beyond. The marvelous documentary Keep On Keepin' On offers a marked contrast to that film, as it follows the wonderful friendship that develops between two jazz musicians - one a legend nearing the end of an eventful life and the other a jazz prodigy just starting out on his musical career. The beating Continue reading