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Francis Davis


  • You're Under Arrest

    In jazz circles, You're Under Arrest has gained instant notoriety as the album on which Miles Davis plays, among other things, tunes associated with D Train, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson. The Jackson hit "Human Nature" is little more than glorified filler, but D Train's "Something's on Your Mind" is the album's most spirited track, […]

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  • Lush Life

    Say what you will about Linda Ronstadt, you have to admire her pluck. Whether singing Elvis Costello or Rodgers and Hart or La Bohème or The Pirates of Penzance or the role of Ginger in Carla Bley's late-Sixties jazz opera Escalator over the Hill, she has always displayed a willingness to gamble. But on Lush […]

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