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.
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!