The music of Miles Davis, so firmly entrenched in the instrumental heart and soul of jazz music, has also been embellished with lyrics in several instances. Vocalist Giacomo Gates' latest release gathers a variety of these selections and serves them with his inimitable stylings and superb musical accompaniment.
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Massimiliano Tomba, Senior Researcher in Political Philosophy in the Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies at the University of Padua “Redemption, Messianic Time and Historical Transformation: Walter Benjamin’s Political Theology”
OMAHA PRESS CLUB – “Mayoral Primary Debate” Jim Suttle, Incumbent Mayor of Omaha; Dan Welch, former Omaha City Council President; Jean Stothert, current Omaha City Councilwoman; Dave Nabity, Omaha businessman; Brad Ashford, member of the Nebraska Unicameral
FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: The House I Live In. Panel: Marilyn Asher, Director of the Nebraska Corrections Youth Facility; Douglas County District Court Judge Marlon Polk; Rodney Prince, Omaha resident and drug war veteran; Jannette Taylor, founder of Impact One Community Connection Moderator: Willie Barney, Founder and President of the Empowerment Network and Omaha 360
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE 2012 SUSAN AND DAN SEMRAD LECTURE IN NON-WESTERN THOUGHT – Olúfémi Táiwò, Professor of Philosophy and the University Core, and Director of Global African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University “What’s Modernity Got to Do with It?”
The music of Miles Davis was changing dramatically in the late 1960s. Most fans of the legendary trumpeter know that in 1969 he recorded Bitches Brew, the hugely successful dawn of jazz-rock that was one of the best selling jazz records ever released. Lesser known is the working unit that Miles took with him on the road was one of the most artistically daring and visionary bands that Miles ever led. Recordings of that outfit have recently surfaced and have been released on a multi-disc set, Live In Europe 1969, The Complete Bootleg Sessions Vol. 2.
Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II, known as Donald Byrd, passed away February 4, 2013 at the age of eighty. Byrd was a superb trumpet player whose music spanned a period of some five deacdes. After playing with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school and service in the United States Air Force, Byrd completed his bachelor's degree in music at Wayne State University in 1954 and moved to New York in 1955 to get his master's at the Manhattan School of Music.