NEWS & PHOTO TIP FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009:
CMJ PAYS HOMAGE TO MILES DAVIS WITH TRIBUTE PANEL ENTITLED TIMELESS MILES: 1959 – A PIVOTAL YEAR IN MUSIC, ARTS AND CULTURE
WHO: Moderator - Ashley Kahn, noted music historian/author of “Kind of Blue: The Making of The Miles Davis Masterpiece”
Panelist – Andre Torres, Editor in Chief of Wax Poetics
MILES DAVIS The Complete Columbia Album Collection 70CD+1DVD box set (Columbia/Legacy)
On November 24th, Miles Davis - The Complete Columbia Album Collection, will be available exclusively at Amazon. This limited edition retrospective package includes all 52 of Miles’ Columbia recordings across 70 CDs and 1 DVD, all in Japanese-styled mini LP jackets and includes a 250-page book with a biography, a fully annotated discography, a complete song index and rare photos.
Musée de la Musicque/ Cité de la Musique
October 16, 2009 - January 17, 2010
Plus Bonus Dvd - Miles Davis Quintet: Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams / Live In Europe '67 - Only Video Of This Group Ever Commercially Released
50th Anniversary Of The Miles Davis Classic Kind Of Blue Celebrated With Limited Edition 'Commemorative' Package Tower Festival, Sony & Faber And Faber Join Forces For The Ultimate Tribute.
"Kind Of Blue sounded like a masterpiece in 1959. And it still does."
The Daily Telegraph
"It's a cornerstone record not only for jazz. It's a cornerstone record for music."
Erin Davis (son) and Vince Wilburn (nephew) were in London to accept the award and the UK are completing a full day of press with Erin & Vince to "spread the word". Full coverage in the August edition of Mojo.
2009 has witnessed a top 10 album in Spain... and now a Mojo Award... not bad for an album that's been around for almost 50 years!
Kind of Blue: Legacy Edition Commemorates Most Important Jazz Album – #12 In Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest LPs Of All Time
Starring: Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb
2-CD Kind Of Blue: Legacy Edition presents original album plus studio sequences,
false starts, and alternate takes from 1958-59 sessions, plus 17-minute
"So What" (live in Holland, 1960); Same two audio CDs
as featured in "super-deluxe" 12-inch box set of 2008
In 1959, two truly revolutionary albums forever changed music: Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. James "Jimmy" Cobb, the legendary drummer from both albums, unites with music director Mulgrew Miller and a capella masters Take 6 in a new interpretation of Kind of Blue, including “So What” and “Freddie Freeloader.” As if that wasn't enough, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) saxophonist Ted Nash debuts new arrangements of “Naima” and “Mr. P.C.” from Giant Steps, joined on stage by fellow JLCO saxophonists Walter Blanding and Sherman Irby.
On November 21, 2008 the Morrison Hotel Gallery and Sony Music Entertainment's ICON Collectibles will present "THE GENIUS OF MILES DAVIS...The Columbia Years," a photographic exhibition celebrating one of the 20th century's most profoundly influential musicians at the gallery's Bowery location. The exhibit will feature rare and never before seen limited edition fine art prints of Davis taken by Sony staff photographer Don Hunstein, Herman Leonard, Jim Marshall and Lee Wiener between 1955 and 1985.
Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Commemorates Most Important Jazz Album – #12 In Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
Starring: Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers And Jimmy Cobb.