For about 25 years, until the mid-1980s, Miles Davis, the legendary jazz trumpeter who died in 1991, lived in an apartment building at 312 West 77th Street, where he enjoyed a well-established New York City tradition: loitering outside on the stoop, greeting passers-by and chatting with neighbors.
“He interacted with the community on the street,” said, Shirley Zafirau, a neighbor of Davis, who still lives on the block. “He really liked being here.”
Victor Bailey is recognized as one of the world's greatest bass players, with international recognition as a member of Weather Report and as a solo artist, composer, producer and bandleader. But for the Miles Davis family, he is also a close friend and brother. Like Miles himself, Victor began drawing and painting. More recently, Victor began creating digital art.
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The Miles Davis Family sends their deepest condolences to the Ricky Wellman Family, friends and associates. The drummer extraordinaire, who was instrumental in defining the "go go" beat as we know it today, made his transition last Saturday night (11/23). From Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - to - The Miles Davis Band. We love you Ricky.
You can check out Ricky here: Miles Davis - HANNIBAL - Live at 1990 Montreux Jazz Festival
MILES DAVIS FAMILY PRESENTED WITH PROCLAMATION FROM THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES IN RECOGNITION OF "MILES DAVIS: THE COLLECTED ARTWORK” (INSIGHT EDITIONS) AT MR. MUSICHEAD GALLERY
"A painting is music you can see, and music is a painting you can hear"
-- Miles Davis --
In some ways Miles Davis remains as much a presence as ever, and not just because recordings continue to be issued under his name. A book of his paintings and drawings was published last week, a biopic about him is in the works, a stamp with his image circulates, and a museum exhibition devoted to his life is traveling the world.
The landmark box set Miles Davis: The Original Mono Recordings is available beginning today! The set, comprising nine remastered CDs in mini-LP replica jackets, includes the six albums that trace the development of Miles’ “first great quintet” at Columbia, all notably featuring John Coltrane:
The 3CD/1DVD box set Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 has been named Historical Album Of The Year in DownBeat's 78th Annual Readers Poll!
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Music was the form of expression that made Miles Davis famous, but it wasn’t the only way he expressed his creative genius -- he also was an accomplished visual artist whose paintings and drawings drew critical acclaim. His son, Erin Davis, and his nephew, Vincent Wilburn Jr., spoke with Tavis Smiley about a new book, Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork.
Miles Davis is one of the most influential jazz artists of all time. As one of the pioneers of bebop and leaders of fusing electronic and rock sounds with jazz, the Illinois-born trumpeter was well aware of his musical impact. But he had style chops, too.
...In this photo from 1967, Davis is wearing a leopard print tuxedo while onstage at the Newport Jazz Festival. The animal print detail isn't overpowering thanks to the cut of the black suit and the satin-trimmed lapels. Davis' undone collar and his iconic stoic glance also add a bit of edge.
...Miles Davis is still teaching us lessons on being cool.
Read more and view additional photos at The Huffington Post.