Join IMC and a curated panel of passionate music lovers as we delve into the story of jazz through some of its most iconic artists and their seminal records. Presented in association with The Record Spot, Dublin, WAX ON is both a listening party, placing the needle in the groove of a collection of favourite jazz albums, as well as an intimate space for story telling and reflections.
Moderated by Irish Times music critic Cormac Larkin with a panel of jazz aficionados, Wax On brings you on a journey through the life and recordings of some of the most influnetial and important artists of the jazz genre.
WAX ON #1 MILES DAVIS
Over six full decades, from his arrival on the national scene in 1945 until his death in 1991, Miles Davis made music that grew from an uncanny talent to hear the future and a headstrong desire to play it. From his beginnings in the circle of modern jazz, he came to intuit new worlds of sound and challenge. While the vast majority of musicians – jazz, rock, R&B, otherwise – find the experimental charge and imperviousness of youth eventually running down, Miles forever forged ahead, trusting and following instinct until the end.
From the bebop licks he initially played with saxophonist Charlie Parker to the wah-wah screeds he concocted to keep up with Jimi Hendrix, Davis was as restless as a performer could get, and is considered one of the most influential and important figures in 20th century jazz.
Join us at the first event of our new series WAX ON to enjoy some of Miles' most game-changing albums including 'Kind Of Blue', 'Bitches Brew' and 'On The Corner' as well as stories of the life of this legendary figure of jazz.