Legacy Recordings Announces Select Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day 2012's Back To Black Friday (Friday, November 23, 2012)

Legacy's RSD 2012 Black Friday Releases Include Highly Collectible Titles From Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Judas Priest, Incubus, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen and the Newly-Curated Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (a Deep Christmas Blues Collection from the 1920s-1950s)

Hail To The Chief! Miles Davis has received multiple DownBeat Readers Poll wins, including: 2008 – “Historical Album of the Year” – The Complete On The Corner Sessions (Columbia/Legacy); 2009 – “Historical Album” – Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Edition (Sony/Legacy) and 2011 – “Historical Album” – Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony/Legacy). Davis is also the recipient of DownBeat’s 2012 “60th Annual Critics Poll” for the Miles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Vol.

Miles Davis alum, drummer Lenny White produces "Introducing Letizia Gambi," the debut record of Italian jazz artist Letizia Gambi, whom Sting praises as a "stunning vocalist." The project features an impressive lineup of stellar musicians including Gato Barbieri, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Gil Goldstein, Wallace Roney and Patrice Rushen, in addition to Lenny White. Track #12 of this critically acclaimed work was recorded in the studio of Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, who is currently performing with the Miles Electric Band.


A genre-bending oddyssey- the ultimate jam session!

We celebrate the life, art, vision and journey of music icon Miles Davis on the date of his passing, with an eclectic lineup of multi-genre buzzbands who pay homage to his global influence.

Friday, September 28th from 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Advance tickets:

Playboy has selected Miles Davis' 1962 interview as one of its favorite from the past 50 years, and has republished it and other favorite interviews as specially designed e-books available for purchase. Get your copy of Miles Davis' interview here:

Miles Davis Playboy interview

The Miles Davis family recently greeted Jazz great Ravi Coltrane at his Catalina Bar & Grill gig. Pictured from left to right: Ravi Coltrane; Marguerite Cantu (mother of Erin Davis); Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis) at Catalina's, following Coltrane's performance at the popular Los Angeles jazz club.

Ravi Coltrane, Marguerite Cantu, Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr.

Photo by Ingrid C. Hertfelder

Vince Wilburn, Jr. visits his good friends – the world famous Neville Brothers - backstage at The Hollywood Bowl. The Nevilles brought some authentic New Orleans flava to the city of Los Angeles on a bill that also included Trombone Shorty. Wilburn, Jr. is also a critically acclaimed drummer and producer, who just performed a sold-out engagement at The Bowl and performs a regular gig at Hal’s in Venice, the last Monday of each month.

"To Mrs. George Duke, the lovely Corine, we wish you a peaceful Journey. Thanks for always being there for us" -- Erin, Cheryl and Vince

The Revivalist is showing some exclusive photos from the Miles Electric Band. The images are from the band's rehearsals when they performed at the June 27th tribute to Miles Davis at the Hollywood Bowl.

Miles Electric Band

Photo credit: Ingrid C. Hertfelder

About halfway through June, I got a letter ... asking if I wanted to go to the Hollywood Bowl on the evening of June 27 for the unveiling of the Miles Davis postage stamp. ... I wrote back and said yes. I have been invited to a few Miles Davis events and appreciate the kindness of the Davis family very much. Days later, I got another letter asking if I would speak at the event. Hang out with a bunch of jazz fans and talk about Miles Davis? I'm in.

Here is Mati & The Music: 52 Record Covers 1955/2005, a limited edition book of 500 numbered copies including a double album by Miles Davis. The album features a previously unreleased concert from his legendary "Bitches Brew" European tour with a portrait of Betty Davis on the cover.


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