The Miles Davis tribute concert held this year at the Hollywood Bowl on June 27th has been named one of the best Los Angeles jazz concerts of 2012 by LA Weekly. Here is an excerpt:
Vince Wilburn, Jr. supports his longtime friend and all-time drum hero, Narada Michael Walden, an Emmy and GRAMMY Award-winning producer who recently appeared at the GRAMMY Museum to discuss his new Whitney Houston book "Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration," co-written with Richard Buskin. Walden produced many of Houston’s early hits including "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." Walden first met Houston at age 13, when he was working in the studio with her mother, soul and gospel singer Cissy Houston.
Left To Right: Vince Wilburn, Jr. with Narada Michael Walden at the Grammy Museum
Photo Credit: Ingrid C. Herfelder
Second volume of the best-reviewed historic box set of 2011 coming in January 2013!
MILES DAVIS QUINTET – LIVE IN EUROPE 1969: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 2
‘THIRD GREAT QUINTET,’ aka ‘THE LOST BAND’ OF 1969-’70, WITH MILES DAVIS, WAYNE SHORTER, CHICK COREA, DAVE HOLLAND, AND JACK DeJOHNETTE AT THEIR PEAK – NEVER RECORDED IN STUDIO
Legacy Recordings Announces Select Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day 2012's Back To Black Friday (Friday, November 23, 2012)
Legacy's RSD 2012 Black Friday Releases Include Highly Collectible Titles From Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Judas Priest, Incubus, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen and the Newly-Curated Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (a Deep Christmas Blues Collection from the 1920s-1950s)
Hail To The Chief! Miles Davis has received multiple DownBeat Readers Poll wins, including: 2008 – “Historical Album of the Year” – The Complete On The Corner Sessions (Columbia/Legacy); 2009 – “Historical Album” – Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Edition (Sony/Legacy) and 2011 – “Historical Album” – Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Sony/Legacy). Davis is also the recipient of DownBeat’s 2012 “60th Annual Critics Poll” for the Miles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Vol.
Miles Davis alum, drummer Lenny White produces "Introducing Letizia Gambi," the debut record of Italian jazz artist Letizia Gambi, whom Sting praises as a "stunning vocalist." The project features an impressive lineup of stellar musicians including Gato Barbieri, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Gil Goldstein, Wallace Roney and Patrice Rushen, in addition to Lenny White. Track #12 of this critically acclaimed work was recorded in the studio of Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, who is currently performing with the Miles Electric Band.
MILES DAVIS HOUSE ROLLED OUT AT DIM MAK STUDIOS ON SEPTEMBER 28, CELEBRATING THE LIFE, MUSIC, ART, VISION AND GLOBAL INFLUENCE OF MUSIC ICON MILES DAVIS ON THE DATE OF HIS PASSING
A genre-bending oddyssey- the ultimate jam session!
We celebrate the life, art, vision and journey of music icon Miles Davis on the date of his passing, with an eclectic lineup of multi-genre buzzbands who pay homage to his global influence.
Friday, September 28th from 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Advance tickets: milesdavishouse.eventbrite.com
Playboy has selected Miles Davis' 1962 interview as one of its favorite from the past 50 years, and has republished it and other favorite interviews as specially designed e-books available for purchase. Get your copy of Miles Davis' interview here: http://amzn.to/OjUX6q
The Miles Davis family recently greeted Jazz great Ravi Coltrane at his Catalina Bar & Grill gig. Pictured from left to right: Ravi Coltrane; Marguerite Cantu (mother of Erin Davis); Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis) at Catalina's, following Coltrane's performance at the popular Los Angeles jazz club.
Photo by Ingrid C. Hertfelder
Vince Wilburn, Jr. visits his good friends – the world famous Neville Brothers - backstage at The Hollywood Bowl. The Nevilles brought some authentic New Orleans flava to the city of Los Angeles on a bill that also included Trombone Shorty. Wilburn, Jr. is also a critically acclaimed drummer and producer, who just performed a sold-out engagement at The Bowl and performs a regular gig at Hal’s in Venice, the last Monday of each month.