Jazz guitarist Pete Cosey used electronic distortion and innovative methods of stringing and tuning his guitar to impress his signature sound on recordings by artists from bluesmen Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to jazz great Miles Davis.
Mr. Cosey, 68, died Wednesday, May 30th in Chicago. He played on several Miles Davis albums in the 1970s, including "Get Up With It," "Dark Magus," "Agharta" and "Pangaea." He also played on the Grammy-nominated 2008 tribute compilation "Miles from India," which featured a number of former Davis sidemen and musicians from India.
Vince Wilburn, Jr. recently hit UCLA's Jazz Reggae Festival and caught up with ?uestlove from The Roots and guitar great Gary Clark Jr. who was also on the bill.
Left to Right: ?uestlove from The Roots with Vince Wilburn, Jr.
Photo credit: Ingrid C. Hertfelder
Combining the twin obsessions of music and philately, stamps commemorating Miles Davis and Edith Piaf will be dedicated at the the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City on June 12. The ceremony will include members of the Davis family, including his children Cheryl and Erin, as well as appearances by bassist Ron Carter and Blue Note president Don Was.
Miles Davis, the great American jazzman and the symbol of “cool” in the jazz lexicon and beyond, will be the subject of a special issue of U.S. postal stamps.
The Davis stamp uses an iconic black and white photo with Davis, in a sleeveless shirt, leaning back and playing his trumpet. The stamp debuts June 12, along with a stamp of Edith Piaf, the renowned French singer.
The mayor of Alton, Illinois, plans to honor jazz great Miles Davis with a statue. Davis was born in Alton in 1926 and later moved to East St. Louis. Alton Mayor Tom Hoechst said the plan is to put a life-sized Davis statue in the heart of downtown Alton's entertainment district.
Read more at the Chicago Tribune.
(New York, NY) - Vince Wilburn, Jr. from the Miles Davis Estate celebrated Record Store Day and the new, special edition Forever Miles vinyl at J&R Music World, where he took in a performance by critically acclaimed Alt/Americana band – Everest.
Wilburn, Jr. says: “It was great hanging with my brothers from Everest who gave a killer performance on Record Store Day. Giving love back, I gave a copy of Forever Miles to each member. This is a band to watch.”
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce Forever Miles a 12" LP collection created for Record Store Day 2012, which will be celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter recently celebrated his birthday with a benefit concert and reception at Juilliard to packed capacity.
The longtime Miles Davis sideman was joined by close friend, Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis (pictured right).