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In celebration of Miles Davis Radio, the limited-run, 24-hour commercial-free satellite radio channel dedicated to the man and his music, SIRIUS XM is giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Miles Davis experience. One Grand Prize winner and a guest will fly to Montreal, Canada in April 2010 to attend the opening of the "We Want Miles" exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

SIRIUS XM Radio announced on Monday, that it will launch Miles Davis Radio, a 24-hour commercial-free channel devoted to the music and career of Miles Davis!

The limited-run channel will launch on Friday, November 20 at 3:00 pm ET and will run until Wednesday, November 25 on SIRIUS channel 72 and XM channel 70.

Check out the recently launched official Miles Davis twitter account now. Make sure you follow @milesdavis on Twitter to not only learn more about Miles Davis, but also to receive cool offers, content and have a chance to participate in upcoming giveaways! This is a great place to educate yourself about Miles, his music, and his legacy.

NEWS & PHOTO TIP FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009:
CMJ PAYS HOMAGE TO MILES DAVIS WITH TRIBUTE PANEL ENTITLED TIMELESS MILES:  1959 – A PIVOTAL YEAR IN MUSIC, ARTS AND CULTURE
 
WHO:         Moderator -  Ashley Kahn, noted music historian/author of “Kind of Blue:  The Making of The Miles Davis Masterpiece”
Panelist – Andre Torres, Editor in Chief of Wax Poetics

MILES DAVIS The Complete Columbia Album Collection 70CD+1DVD box set (Columbia/Legacy)

On November 24th, Miles Davis - The Complete Columbia Album Collection, will be available exclusively at Amazon. This limited edition retrospective package includes all 52 of Miles’ Columbia recordings across 70 CDs and 1 DVD, all in Japanese-styled mini LP jackets and includes a 250-page book with a biography, a fully annotated discography, a complete song index and rare photos.

Musée de la Musicque/ Cité de la Musique
October 16, 2009 - January 17, 2010
 

At Last, Comprehensive Super-Deluxe 70-Cd Box Set Containing 52 Miles Albums, Recorded 1949 To 1985

Plus Bonus Dvd - Miles Davis Quintet: Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams / Live In Europe '67 - Only Video Of This Group Ever Commercially Released

50th Anniversary Of The Miles Davis Classic Kind Of Blue Celebrated With Limited Edition 'Commemorative' Package Tower Festival, Sony & Faber And Faber Join Forces For The Ultimate Tribute.

"Kind Of Blue sounded like a masterpiece in 1959. And it still does."

The Daily Telegraph

"It's a cornerstone record not only for jazz. It's a cornerstone record for music."

Herbie Hancock

Erin Davis (son) and Vince Wilburn (nephew) were in London to accept the award and the UK are completing a full day of press with Erin & Vince to "spread the word". Full coverage in the August edition of Mojo.

2009 has witnessed a top 10 album in Spain... and now a Mojo Award... not bad for an album that's been around for almost 50 years!

"The Genius Of Miles Davis...The Columbia Years" Fine Art Print Exhibit is heading West! The event will be opening in Los Angeles during Grammy Week!

Kind of Blue: Legacy Edition Commemorates Most Important Jazz Album – #12 In Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest LPs Of All Time

Starring: Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb

2-CD Kind Of Blue: Legacy Edition presents original album plus studio sequences,
false starts, and alternate takes from 1958-59 sessions, plus 17-minute
"So What" (live in Holland, 1960); Same two audio CDs
as featured in "super-deluxe" 12-inch box set of 2008

In 1959, two truly revolutionary albums forever changed music: Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. James "Jimmy" Cobb, the legendary drummer from both albums, unites with music director Mulgrew Miller and a capella masters Take 6 in a new interpretation of Kind of Blue, including “So What” and “Freddie Freeloader.” As if that wasn't enough, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) saxophonist Ted Nash debuts new arrangements of “Naima” and “Mr. P.C.” from Giant Steps, joined on stage by fellow JLCO saxophonists Walter Blanding and Sherman Irby.

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