On June 12, 2012, the U.S. Postal Service and France's La Poste issued Miles Davis and Edith Piaf Forever stamps. With sales in excess of 23 million units, it was far and away the top selling USPS celebrity stamp in 2012. Stamps are still available, but once they sell out, there will be no future pressings. Please check your local post office for availability.
Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 has been earning great reviews since its release last week and here are more of them! The 3CD/1DVD collection is in stores now.
Director Mathieu Bitton and Vince Wilburn, Jr. at the "Looking Back On Love" premiere at USC in Los Angeles. The documentary, "Looking Back On Love," follows the journey behind the making of Lenny Kravitz's recently released 9th studio album, Black And White America. The three artists are good friends. Bitton was also the Art Director/Designer of the Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition boxed set as well as Legacy Edition and Bitches Brew Live.
Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 has earned another accolade, this time from Pitchfork, which has given the new 3CD/1DVD box set a rare 9.0 rating and recognition as "Best New Reissue." Here is part of their review:
How do you follow one of the most successful and critically-acclaimed box sets of 2011? With a second volume! Today marks the release of Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2, a 3CD/1DVD box set featuring Miles' "third great quintet," and it's already receiving rave reviews!
Exclusive Video Premiere: Miles Davis Quintet live from the newly unearthed upcoming release, Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2! Watch "Bitches Brew" and "Sanctuary" excerpts at MSN Music.
Watch an exclusive interview with Chick Corea talking about Miles Davis and Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2!"
Vince Wilburn, Jr. catches up with Miles Davis alum, trumpeter Wallace Roney at a packed New York performance at Drom for the Arts Presenters Association conference. The Revivalist editor Meghan Stabile was instrumental in pulling together the event in support of the conference.
Pictured left to right: Vince Wilburn, Jr., Meghan Stabile and Wallace Roney.
Here is a photo (from left to right) of Vince Wilburn, Jr., Ashley Kahn, Lenny White and Ravi Coltrane at "Miles Davis & Modern Jazz: The Path To Kind Of Blue", a course that's currently at the Tisch School Of The Arts at New York University until January 23rd.
The course "Miles Davis & Modern Jazz: The Path To Kind Of Blue" is running at the Tisch School Of The Arts at New York University from from January 7th to January 23rd. Author, educator, music journalist and concert producer Ashley Kahn will serve as the instructor, and the following artists will serve as speakers during the course:
Vince Wilburn, Jr.
The Miles Davis tribute concert held this year at the Hollywood Bowl on June 27th has been named one of the best Los Angeles jazz concerts of 2012 by LA Weekly. Here is an excerpt:
Vince Wilburn, Jr. supports his longtime friend and all-time drum hero, Narada Michael Walden, an Emmy and GRAMMY Award-winning producer who recently appeared at the GRAMMY Museum to discuss his new Whitney Houston book "Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration," co-written with Richard Buskin. Walden produced many of Houston’s early hits including "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." Walden first met Houston at age 13, when he was working in the studio with her mother, soul and gospel singer Cissy Houston.
Left To Right: Vince Wilburn, Jr. with Narada Michael Walden at the Grammy Museum
Photo Credit: Ingrid C. Herfelder