In Downtown Miami, our Focus On Puerto Rico residency program is in full swing. Learn more about our Residents and upcoming FOP program events. 


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In Downtown Miami, our Focus On Puerto Rico residency program is in full swing. 


Miles Davis: On The Corner (Live)

The electric music of Miles Davis destroyed the accumulated weight of the jazz tradition in a bold move that invented futuristic African space music. To make On The Corner, he jettisoned the usual chords, harmony and melodic clichés in the studio, and pared the music down to nothing and built it up again. In this extremely rare live recording from the Quaker Jazz Festival, Philadelphia, September 24, 1972, Miles' band includes Carlos Garnett (soprano sax), Cedric Lawson (keys), Reggie Lucas (guitar), Khalil Balakrishna (electric sitar), Michael Henderson (bass), Al Foster (drums), Mtume (percussion), and Badal Roy (tabla.)


Experimental Composers


The object of this series is to invite emerging and established innovators to share their work. These programs are usually a combination of an interview with a far-reaching perspective on the artist's career, some recordings illustrating this history, and something new. Open territory. The unfortunate and unintended messages that come attached to a title like Experimental Composers are many. Still it is one of the few labels to come out of the world of music that has not been co-opted by promoters, corporations, journalists, or lawyers. This one just seems to have anti-market goo on it. Hooray. It's also just bad English (as if to imply that these poor souls are themselves, in their flesh and blood, some kind of experiment and, perhaps, even expendable). And then there is the spectre of defying the wisdom of the great Edgar Varèse who said something like, "I do not write experimental music. My experimenting is done before I make the music. Afterwards it is the listener who must experiment."