Glen Craig's photography portfolio on Miles Davis was a part of the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The exhibition now moves to Leica Gallery Los Angeles where an opening reception will be held on April 16 and will run through May 11. Here is an excerpt from an interview where Glen discusses his personal insights into Miles Davis’ private life, and what it was like working with the jazz master himself.
“A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MILES DAVIS" BY GLEN CRAIG
Opening Reception April 16th From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. At Leica Gallery Los Angeles
WHO: The Miles Davis Estate: Erin Davis, Cheryl Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr., photographer Glen Craig and special guests.
Ground has been broken to place bricks in the area to surround the Miles Davis Memorial Statue in Alton, IL. The bricks surrounding the statue are completely sold out and more than $100,000 has been raised for the project.
Davis, the legendary jazz musician, was born in Alton.
Herbie Hancock recently spoke with Revive & Okayplayer, recalling the time he first played his now immortalized take on "Stella By Starlight" for Miles Davis, and how he discovered Miles was eavesdropping on his audition sessions. Watch the videos below:
Vince Wilburn, Jr. from the Miles Davis Estate recently attended the California Fire Foundation Gala to show his support for fallen firefighters and those affected by the devastation of fire. This year’s gala honored Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a jazz fan, who was gifted with Miles Davis box sets and additional Miles items. Sony/Legacy also donated a variety of box sets and special releases to the event’s Silent Auction to help raise funds and awareness in supporting the cause.
Brand new Newbury Comics exclusive colored vinyl from the legendary Miles Davis... presenting Kind Of Blue on 180-Gram Marbled Blue Vinyl in a foil-stamp numbered edition of 1500 pieces. Out on April 14 and available for pre-order now!
"A Day In The Life Of Miles Davis" photo exhibit by Glen Craig runs April 15 – May 11 at Leica Gallery LA.
Painstakingly reproduced on 10-inch vinyl with the original LP cover artwork and liner notes included, The Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection, Vol. 2 comprises the remaining five of the ten 10” LPs on which Miles Davis appeared as a leader for Prestige Records in the early-mid ’50s. All Recorded during 1954, the titles included in this volume are the Miles Davis All Star Sextet; Miles Davis Quintet; Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins; as well as Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 1 and Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 2.
The Miles Electric Band performed at Poland's Lotos Jazz Festival on February 26. Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote about their performance:
At the head of the team stood nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., who was with Miles at a concert in Poland and tearfully recalled that moment. He stressed that his uncle was grateful to the Polish audience and wished us the best possible future.
All-Star Line Up Includes Miles Davis Alumni, Jazz Great Christian Scott and Renowned Programmer/Re-Mixer Jeremy Ellis (The Roots)
Vince Wilburn Jr. talks heroes, projects, and Uncle Miles on the Drummer Blog at http://www.moderndrummer.com. Here is an excerpt:
Miles Davis Estate rep Vince Wilburn, Jr. meets up with good friend, director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), at the Monster Booth at The NAMM Show. Wilburn, Jr., a Yamaha endorsee, took part in the Yamaha signing session earlier, before heading to Monster to also meet-and-greet head Monster, Noel Lee, an avid Miles Davis fan.