SXSW Panel 'Miles Davis Bootleg 2: The Lost Quintet' Celebrates 1969 Line-Up That Predicted The Future Of Improvised Music
ASHLEY KAHN (Moderator) Author/educator/journalist
NELL MULDERRY Owner, Boss Sounds; Sony/Legacy product manager
MEGHAN STABILE Revive Music Group
VINCE WILBURN, JR. Miles Davis Properties, LLC
BOOTIE BROWN The Pharcyde
IMANI The Pharcyde
WHAT: “Man, I wish this band had been recorded live because it was really a bad motherfucker,” said Miles Davis, legendary trumpeter and bandleader, who managed to shift the course of music several times throughout his career. He was describing his “Lost Quintet” of 1969-70: Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. In fact, the group was recorded – and the proof of their collective magic is now available. With producers of the new Live In Europe 1969, Bootleg, Vol. 2 collection, first-hand accounts from Corea, Miles’ nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., iconic hip hop duo The Pharcyde, and a rare live video from 1969, we will consider and celebrate the lineup that reflected the fever pitch of the era, and predicted the future of improvised music.
These important “field recordings” from a mysterious past and unfolding future, take us to a place and a time between the cracks of the Miles Davis story...The rattling, exploratory poetry of this band’s sound is a significant cultural document for the ears and the ages.
Chick Corea on Miles 1969:
Industry titan Clive Davis, who is a featured speaker at SXSW, and who worked with Miles during this era, was instrumental in getting the jazz icon added to Rock line-ups, via an historic letter written to promoter Bill Graham. *Please see below.
For more info: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MP990711
WHERE: AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER (500 East Caesar Chavez St., Room 15)
WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 14 (12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) -- *Giveaways
*Advance & Onsite Interview Availability with Notice