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.
The scene is August, 1962, and Miles Davis, the man and his horn, is contemplating one of the charts for the music that would appear on"Quiet Nights," an album he recorded with bandleader Gil Evans.
In June of 1972, Miles Davis entered Columbia’s 52nd St. Studios to record music that was eventually released as On The Corner and part of Big Fun – stuff that ￼ was so far out and future perfect, it was its own genre. The world finally caught up. Now fans can experience The Complete On The Corner Sessions, a collection of over 6 1/2 hours of music covering Miles’ studio recordings from ’72 to ’75, whose reputation precedes it and retains the signature spirit of an artist ever-changing.
Part tribute and part rejuvenation project, 'Evolution Of The Groove' brings Miles Davis, the jazz trumpeter and composer responsible for 'Bitches Brew,' 'Birth of the Cool,' 'Kind of Blue' and many other classics, back to the fore. A precursor to a 6-CD box set 'Miles Davis: The Complete On The Corner Sessions,' the 'Evolution Of The Groove' remix EP premieres tracks with rapper Nas on vocals and his father Olu Dara on trumpet, Carlos Santana's guitar mastery, and an A-list contemporary music ensemble of Miles' nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr.