Billboard's Backbeat has featured this photograph of Erin Davis and Don Was from the New York unveiling ceremony for Miles Davis' Forever postage stamp.

Miles Davis postage stamp ceremony

Here is a portrait of the Miles Electric Band, which performed at the celebration of Miles Davis and postage stamp unveiling ceremony at The Hollywood Bowl on June 27th. The Los Angeles Times said, "With Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn Jr. laying down the drum slosh and former Miles percussionists Badal Roy, Mino Cinelu and Munyungo Jackson jolting the appreciative audience's spines, the Miles Electric Band quickly pumped up a party vibe.

The U.S. Postal Service is offering a collection of limited edition items in honor of the Miles Davis Forever commemorative postage stamp! Most of these items are not available on the store, so you should email the U.S. Postal Service directly to place your orders. You must do this by emailing with the details and quantity of what you'd like to order.

"Miles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol.1" has received another honor, being named Historical Album Of The Year in the the 60th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll.

For the 2012 poll, 186 critics from around the globe voted, making it the largest voting turnout in the poll’s history. The complete results will be published in the August issue of DownBeat, arriving on newsstands on July 17th.

Miles Davis stamp unveiled at Hollywood Bowl

Pictured left to right: Henry Rollins, Vince Wilburn, Jr., Cheryl Davis and Erin Davis.
(Photo credit: Earl Gibson III)

Many have revisited Miles Davis' jazz; few have recaptured his magic. As 1980s Davis collaborator Marcus Miller observed Wednesday night, the ever-evolving trumpeter never looked back, so contemporary interpreters better keep an ear to the present.

Three ensembles picked up the gauntlet at the Hollywood Bowl, where Davis staged his last public performance in August 1991, just one month before he died.



Postal Service and Hollywood Bowl Honor Miles Davis at June 27 Celebration


The critically acclaimed "Miles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol.1" was awarded as Best Historic Recording/Boxed Set at this year's JJA Jazz Awards, held by the Jazz Journalists Association. The award follows the set’s earlier wins in both the JazzTimes Critics’ and Readers’ polls as "#1 Reissue of 2011."

Miles Davis' son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. talked to The Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins about Miles' career, his new postage stamp in the United States and France, and planned film with Don Cheadle.

Miles Davis and French singer Edith Piaf were both honored with Forever stamps June 12th in the United States and France. Here is a BBC video with portions of the unveiling ceremony:

(L-R) Vince Wilburn Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis) Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis), Cheryl Davis (daughter of Miles Davis) and Don Was (President, Blue Note Records) pose for a photo at The United States Postal Service and France's La Poste Miles Davis and Edith Piaf Stamp Unveiling on Tuesday June 12, 2012 in New York City. (AP Photo/Earl Gibson III)

Miles Davis postage stamp unveiled

NEW YORK -- Music speaks an international language, crossing borders and oceans. Today, the United States Postal Service and La Poste of France celebrate a lively conversation between continents with the issuance of the Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps. The U.S. version of the stamps, issued as Forever stamps, go on sale today at Post Offices nationwide. The U.S.


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