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Music Review: Charlie Parker – ‘Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes’

With material taken from the end of the 1940s all the way up through 1952, 'Unheard Bird' finds Charlie Parker fitting his sound into such variations as fronting a big band, leading a quintet, floating effortlessly above a Latin jazz orchestra and playing alongside such jazz luminaries as Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, and Dizzy Gillespie.

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Film: In ‘Whiplash’ and ‘The Spectacular Now,’ Miles Teller Isn’t Missing a Beat

Actor Miles Teller nails both performances without missing a beat: bad boy Sutter who courts redemption in 'The Spectacular Now,' and the remoteness of the genius in 'Whiplash.'

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Music Review: Miles Davis – ‘Chronicles: The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951 – 1956’ [Box Set]

'Chronicles' is an eight-CD Miles Davis set which represents his work with the Prestige label, during which the man with the horn came into his own.

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