As part of it's ongoing mission to showcase the finest in cultural and community programming in Chicago, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will partner with 16 jazz clubs and institutions to host the Miles Davis Festival (or Chicago) running January through April 2011. This ambitious celebration of Miles Davis will bring the sounds of "The Prince of Darkness" to venues throughout the city of Chicago, and even the streets of the city. Several events are free: ticket prices for other events range from $5-$69.
Don Cheadle is hoping Hollywood jumps aboard the Miles Davis train. The Iron Man 2 actor helped shape the screenplay for a Davis biopic in which he would star as the legendary jazz trumpeter and musical innovator.Herbie Hancock has reportedly been tapped to score the film.
Four decades later, it remains the great game changer, the genre-bending, barrier-smashing double LP that would become Miles Davis' first RIAA gold album, and influence two – three! (so far) – generations of jazz and rock musicians to come. Released in April of 1970, Bitches Brew refracted the chaos and beauty of a society stretched (and stressed) to its breaking point, the penultimate creation of Miles' career.
It’s not everyday that you hear such a candid conversation between the nephew of Miles Davis talking with one of Miles’ most respected colleagues, confidants, and friends. Recorded exclusively for The Revivalist, Vince talks to legendary Trumpet player Wallace Roney about his honest camaraderie with the late musical genius, and the lessons about music, life and art that Miles passed on to generations thereafter.
The Revivalist is thrilled to share with you the launch of an exciting new undertaking on our site that represents our dedication to exploring deeply the stories of jazz and beyond. Starting today, we are ushering in month-long themes or "issues" centered on exceptional, challenging and thought-provoking moments and movements in jazz.
A Cyber Monday Special for Miles Davis web site visitors, use the coupon code GENIUS10 at checkout to get 10% off the purchase of The Genius of Miles Davis. The most comprehensive and lavishly packaged collection ever dedicated to a single musical artist, The Genius of Miles Davis is limited to 1955 units worldwide, the year Miles singed to Columbia Records, and is ONLY available at www.GeniusOfMilesDavis.com
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.