Miles Davis songs truly were miles ahead of the pack. Just think, in his 50-year career, Davis covered more ground than the likes of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and even John Coltrane. Starting with his bebop apprenticeship with Charlie Parker, Davis went on to record orchestral numbers with Gil Evans, worked with John Coltrane, formed a second great quintet, developed an electric fusion sound and even transcended into pop in the '80s and early '90s. One reason for his success was his unerring ability to find brilliant new sidemen to push the music new directions.
Do you suppose Alex Boisvert loves music? We've got Jimi Hendrix, Natalie Cole, Britney Spears, Sade and, of course, Miles Davis to supply the hint that ties the theme answers together and has us singing the blues.
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Mike Zwerin, a trombonist who became a jazz journalist and shot to fame with miles Davis on the seminal album, "Birth of the Cool", has died at age 79. The musician died in Paris in the early hours of Friday after a long illness, his family said.
The Auditorium Theatre and River North Chicago Dance Company are teaming up to premiere an original work next season set to the music of jazz great Miles Davis.
River North artistic director Frank Chaves will choreograph the as-yet-untitled piece, set to Davis music to be determined later. It will be unveiled in a concert on April 16th, 2011, marking River North's debut at the Auditorium, 50 E. Congress Parkway. Davis, who died in 1991, would have turned 85 next year.
March 30: Today is 40th anniversary of the Columbia Records release of Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew." Revered today as one of the greatest albums of all time in any genre, "Bitches Brew" shattered previous conceptions of what a jazz album could be.
Monster, renowned for its many advanced consumer electronics accessories and fast becoming one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-performance headphones, is proud to announce the upcoming introduction of the world's first audio hardware product to bear the official name and signature of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis - the new Miles Davis Tribute high-performance in-ear headphones.
Miles Davis Properties, LLC Reps' Erin Davis (Son Of Miles Davis) And Vince Wilburn, Jr. (Nephew Of Miles) Meet Up With Tubes' Frontman Fee Waybill & Todd Rundgren Backstage At 2010 Pollstar Awards
(LOS ANGELES) – Miles Davis Properties, LLC reps Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis) Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles) meet up with Tubes frontman Fee Waybill and producer/musician Todd Rundgren backstage at the 2010 POLLSTAR AWARDS. Davis and Wilburn, Jr. were on hand to present "Facility Executive of the Year" and "Most Creative Tour Package."
On Tuesday, December 16th, US Lawmakers voted 409-0 to pass a symbolic resolution honoring the masterpiece and reaffirming jazz as a national treasure.
The measure praises the landmark album’s "unique contribution" to jazz and urges the US government to "take all appropriate steps" to preserve and promote jazz.
Originally released on August 17th, 1959, Miles Davis’ landmark album is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is the bestselling album in Jazz history
Miles Davis "The Complete Columbia Album Collection" was released today, just in time for the Holidays. This must have for any fan, comprises 52 of the jazz legend's recordings on 70 CDs, and is only available through Amazon.com
In celebration of Miles Davis Radio, the limited-run, 24-hour commercial-free satellite radio channel dedicated to the man and his music, SIRIUS XM is giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Miles Davis experience. One Grand Prize winner and a guest will fly to Montreal, Canada in April 2010 to attend the opening of the "We Want Miles" exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
SIRIUS XM Radio announced on Monday, that it will launch Miles Davis Radio, a 24-hour commercial-free channel devoted to the music and career of Miles Davis!
The limited-run channel will launch on Friday, November 20 at 3:00 pm ET and will run until Wednesday, November 25 on SIRIUS channel 72 and XM channel 70.
Check out the recently launched official Miles Davis twitter account now. Make sure you follow @milesdavis on Twitter to not only learn more about Miles Davis, but also to receive cool offers, content and have a chance to participate in upcoming giveaways! This is a great place to educate yourself about Miles, his music, and his legacy.