"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.
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.
NEWS & PHOTO TIP FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012:
MUSIC ICON MILES DAVIS IMMORTALIZED ON FOREVER STAMP
Postal Service and Hollywood Bowl Honor Miles Davis at June 27 Celebration
WHO: MILES DAVIS TAKES CENTER STAGE:
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)
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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U.S. POSTAL SERVICE & FRANCE’S LA POSTE HONOR RENOWNED MUSIC ICONS MILES DAVIS & EDITH PIAF ON FOREVER STAMPS WITH FIRST-DAY-OF ISSUE CEREMONY AT RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART – THE THEATER
WHO: MILES DAVIS & EDITH PIAF TAKE CENTER STAGE:
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