Music was the form of expression that made Miles Davis famous, but it wasn’t the only way he expressed his creative genius -- he also was an accomplished visual artist whose paintings and drawings drew critical acclaim. His son, Erin Davis, and his nephew, Vincent Wilburn Jr., spoke with Tavis Smiley about a new book, Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork.
Miles Davis is one of the most influential jazz artists of all time. As one of the pioneers of bebop and leaders of fusing electronic and rock sounds with jazz, the Illinois-born trumpeter was well aware of his musical impact. But he had style chops, too.
...In this photo from 1967, Davis is wearing a leopard print tuxedo while onstage at the Newport Jazz Festival. The animal print detail isn't overpowering thanks to the cut of the black suit and the satin-trimmed lapels. Davis' undone collar and his iconic stoic glance also add a bit of edge.
...Miles Davis is still teaching us lessons on being cool.
Read more and view additional photos at The Huffington Post.
Chat live with producer/musician Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis on September 19 at 9 p.m. EDT on iRock Jazz LIVE! Join here: http://irockjazz.com/irock-jazz-live/
MILES DAVIS’ THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS COLLECTS NINE OF MILES' EARLIEST COLUMBIA ALBUMS, RECORDED 1956 TO 1961
Landmark box set presents nine albums remastered in original, brilliant sound, as they were intended to be heard in the 1950s and ’60s
Available everywhere November 12, 2013, through Columbia/Legacy
Congratulations to "HristianShyne" on the winning entry in our Creative Allies design contest for Miles Davis. So many fantastic entries, thank you to all who participated!
See more great entries from the contest here: http://bit.ly/10hVoYd
Plans are underway to honor Miles Davis with a bronze statue in his birthplace of Alton, Illinois, and here is a first look at an artist rendering of the statue to be created by sculptor Preston Jackson. The artwork pictures the statue on West Third Street in Alton's downtown entertainment district.
The finalists have been selected in our Creative Allies design contest inspired by "cool" art! Head to the gallery to vote for your favorite Miles Davis design. This great entry below is by "Jer-Silas."
In May and June, we invited designers to create their own Miles Davis commemorative poster artwork for a contest by our friends at Creative Allies. Now it's time to vote for your favorite Miles Davis design! Head over to our Creative Allies app to vote here: https://www.facebook.com/MilesDavis/app_247436055289326?ref=br_tf
“Miles was my all-time favorite photographic subject in any category because I was unable to take an uninteresting picture of this man’s face. He had such a great quality about him that was interesting from any angle.” – Herman Leonard
Tune in this weekend to catch Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool featured on Entertainment Tonight's “Weekend Wrap” this Saturday (6/15) and Sunday (6/16). Be sure to check local listings for air times in your region.
The Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool exhibition, which recently kicked off at the Napa Valley Museum, features a multitude of varied facets that represent the true genius of Miles, including 35 pieces of original artwork, in addition to personal effects, special events, programs and a film screening. Catch the exhibition through July 28. For more information, please visit www.NapaValleyMuseum.org.
From left-to-right, Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis); Cheryl Davis (daughter of Miles) and Erin Davis (son of Miles) attend the opening VIP reception of Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool at Napa Valley Museum.
Last chance to enter your design in our Creative Allies contest to create "cool" art for Miles Davis this Monday at midnight. This great illustration below is by "muzykografika."
See all of the entries and enter the contest here: http://bit.ly/10hVoYd