Check out a cool interview with Vince Wilburn, Jr. and announcer Greg Conroy today on WSIE Jazz 88.7 FM from the home of Miles Davis. Vince will talk about his "Uncle Miles," the legacy, hometown memories in E. St. Louis, IL ... and the Miles Davis Festival at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, downtown-St.Louis on Sept. 19th.
Listen globally to the live stream at WSIERadio.com.
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Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis) re-connected with close family friend and Miles collaborator, Quincy Jones, Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl.
The New York Times has published a stellar review of "Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1," which will be in stores everywhere starting September 20, 2011. The newspaper writes that the collection "captures Davis's finest working band at its apogee ... the music sounds staggeringly contemporary, pointing toward some crucial attributes of our present jazz era even as it ratifies, more firmly than ever, the singular dynamism of Davis's 1960s quintet.
Miles Davis redefined the concept of smooth jazz, mixing elements of classical, rock, and electronic music to create a strikingly unique sound. Trumpet now redefines the personal audio experience to create the musicians' headphones. Every note, every nuance, is captured with never-heard-before realism, and the striking design – based on Miles' iconic brass, with in-ear headphones based on a trumpet mouthpiece and "kind of blue" cables – serves as a fitting testimonial to the master's craft. These aren't just the best headphones for jazz.
East St. Louis Senior High School Jazz Group And Other Local Musicians Pay Tribute To (Native Son) Miles Davis At The Miles Davis Festival
Event celebrates the 85th birthday and 20-year memorial of the East St. Louis native and his contributions to jazz music
WHAT: To honor the legendary jazz musician, The St. Louis Miles Davis Festival presents a jam session featuring East St. Louis Senior High School’s “Miles To Go” Jazztet and other jazz greats at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups.
GQ has ranked Miles Davis' performance of "So What" in the video below at No. 12 on its list of the 30 Most Stylish Music Videos Of All Time. The magazine wrote: "Miles is Miles. He needs no introduction. ... Whether staring straight ahead, concentrating on the divine lipwork that makes his notes bend so blue, or they're just chilling to the rhythm, taking drags between solos, it's all so accidentally badass, so historically nonchalant, it makes you want to die and go to the past."
Watch a video preview of what to expect in "Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1," available everywhere starting September 20, 2011!
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EXCERPT FROM LINER NOTES FROM 'Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol.1'
I once told Miles, ‘when you had Herbie, Wayne, Tony and Ron on tour in Europe, I wouldn’t have dared to get on the bandstand with you.’ That group was not ahead of its time. They were the time.
— Jazz impresario George Wein, producer of the 1967 “Newport Jazz Festival in Europe” tour
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