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Buffalo Soldier, 9th (Horse) Calvary Before WWII; Original/Only 2nd Platoon Leader of 2nd Ranger Company, the First and Only Black Ranger Organization

(Phoenix, AZ) – Captain Retired Vincent Wilburn, Sr., a much-heralded military veteran who began service to this country as a Buffalo Soldier in the 9th (Horse) Calvary just before WWII, and was the original and only 2nd Platoon Leader of the 2nd Ranger Company, the first and only Black Ranger Organization, died May 7 in Phoenix, AZ. He was 88.

Today only, celebrate the 40th Anniversary of one of the most remarkable albums in Miles Davis' career that virtually single-handedly brought jazz into the commercial rock era at the VIP Pop Market discount price of $59.99!

"Bitches Brew" was Miles Davis' "detonation of a post-bop nuke in the battles of Woodstock and Newport," the New York Beacon wrote in its review of the "Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition." Click to read a reprint of their article below.

NEW CHICAGO FESTIVAL CELEBRATED 85TH BIRTHDAY OF JAZZ ICON MILES DAVIS WITH MILES DAVIS FESTIVAL

The Miles Davis Festival in Chicago recently ended, and we're taking a look back at one of the events -- when River North Dance Chicago created a collection of dances to demonstrate the fluidity, technical brilliance, and storytelling narrative in Davis' body of work.

The Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, Vt., will present Bitches Brew Revisited as its opening night show on June 3rd, featuring Graham Haynes on cornet, Vernon Reid on guitar, Marco Benevento on keyboards, and more. In conjunction with this show, the festival is also looking for submissions from artists to re-imagine the iconic album cover for Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew."

On Sunday, September 18th at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival, the Still Ahead Orchestra (directed by Vince Mendoza, featuring Terence Blanchard, Peter Erskine and Miles Evans) will perform selections from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess, and Sketches of Spain to celebrate the timeless music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans.

The 45th annual Montreux Jazz Festival has announced that Quincy Jones will lead a July 13th homage to Miles Davis, along with Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Sean Jones and Sean Rickman. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 14th.

The festival is one of Europe's most prestigious music events. You can find out more about the rest of the festival line-up at MontreuxJazz.com.

Check out today's Gold Box promotion on Amazon MP3, featuring Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue" for only $3.99!

Miles Davis Kind Of Blue

Erin Davis, son of Miles Davis and representing Miles Davis Properties, LLC attends MusiCares Cocktail Party and Silent Auction during Grammy Week. Miles Davis Properties, LLC supports the MusiCares Silent Auction every year and this year donated the limited edition trumpet case box set called The Genius of Miles Davis.

BITCHES BREW LIVE, released on February 8th, has received positive reviews from media organizations including the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and Jazzwise Magazine! Read more below:

Vince Wilburn Jr. with Erin Davis at Vince’s recording studio, Dot.s Way Recorders in Los Angeles, CA.

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