Miles Davis - jazz legend, trumpet guru and dab hand with a pencil - spent the last decade of his life creating swathes of drawings and paintings that for the most part have been kept away from the public gaze. Until now...
A new exhibition at Gallery 27 in London's Mayfair will open on December 7 and is set to unveil his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings.
If you missed the premiere of "Brew Masters" on the Discovery Channel this weekend, you can watch a clip from the show below. The video covers how Dogfish Head's Bitches Brew was developed in time for the 40th anniversary collector's edition of Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew."
At the time that Bitches Brew was released, in April of 1970, the jazz community was fragmented. Many people welcomed the bizarre direction that Miles Davis was going in, straying way left field, as was his nature. Others were not so receptive, claiming that what he was doing was not jazz. Davis brought on some of the most daring and flourishing young musicians of his time and grew a whole movement of bands forming and institutions being erected to welcome a breed of music that married elements of jazz, rock and funk.
It was truly an honor to interview Wayne Shorter for the Miles Davis podcast series. Wayne’s contributions both as a saxophonist and composer during his tenure with Miles are not only central to the trumpeter’s legacy but are also considered to be some of the most influential jazz works ever recorded. In fact, every Miles recording where Wayne is included is regarded as a classic and essential listening for aspiring jazz artists. On this episode, Wayne recounts some of his most treasured memories of Miles.
Starting Sunday, Nov. 21 at 10PM on the Discovery Channel, join host Sam Calagione and his Dogfish Head team as they travel the world searching for the ingredients and techniques they need to produce beers of astounding originality. The first episode is about the Dogfish Head Bitches Brew!
WATCH the trailer now!
Monster®, a leading manufacturer of high-performance headphones and other advanced audio solutions, is teaming up with Magnolia Home Theater to "bring back the high-end audio experience" As part of the Monster and Magnolia effort to inspire consumers and to energize the CE community’s commitment for "the Great Audio Experience," there will be a panel and demo set-up at this years AES in San Francisco on Saturday, November 6, from 4-6PM in the Moscone Room #122.
On the documentary that accompanied Sony's 50th anniversary reissue of Miles Davis' enduring classic 'Kind of Blue,' the sublime rapper Q-Tip noted the ubiquity of the best-selling jazz album of all time. "It's like the Bible," he said. "You just have one in your house."
WHO: ERIN DAVIS, son of late jazz icon MILES DAVIS, will represent SIR MILES DAVIS ACADEMY as "PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY" during the Chicago Public Schools 13th annual event, created by Mayor Richard M. Daley. He will be supported by his cousin, Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, who was "Principal For A Day" in 2009, along with Vince Wilburn, Sr.
The Guardian newspaper's music blog today featured Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet as one of the 50 Greatest Moments In Jazz. The newspaper wrote, "Their solos were fresh and original, and their individual styles fused with a spontaneous fluency that was simply astonishing." You can read more of the article at The Guardian website.
CMJ Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis' Jazz-Funk-Rock Masterpiece Bitches Brew, Ranked As One of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time," With Special Tribute Panel Featuring Musical Alumni