Before he left office, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed a bill naming a block of West 77th Street in honor of the jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis. The block, between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, will be called Miles Davis Way.
Mr. Davis, who died in 1991, had an apartment in a brownstone at 312 West 77th Street, and lived there for about 25 years, until the mid-1980’s. Now the new street sign is ready, and will have a public unveiling on May 26, the 88th anniversary of Davis’s birth, at noon.
The Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission announced that Don Cheadle will star as iconic jazz innovator Miles Davis in a movie filming in Cincinnati this summer.
Cheadle ("House of Lies," "Iron Man 2," "Iron Man 3") also will direct and produce "Miles Ahead" from a script he wrote with Steven Baigelman.
Local musicians and actors will be needed for the movie about trumpeter Davis, a major jazz figure in the bebop, cool jazz and jazz fusion movements in the 20th century.
NEWS & PHOTO TIP FOR MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014:
“Don’t Play What’s There, Play What’s Not There” - Miles Davis
NYC BLOCK PARTY CELEBRATES OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF “MILES DAVIS WAY” ON 77TH STREET ON THE BIRTHDAY OF MILES DAVIS
The new 4CD box set, Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3, has hit #1 on both the Top Current Jazz and Current Traditional Jazz Albums Charts!
The new box set continues to receive rave reviews:
Wanna hear Miles gone wild? Listen to Miles At The Fillmore. The sensationally disruptive, four-record set presents a newly linear, and complete, rendering of the jazz icon’s historic attempt to give rock audiences a taste of their own (hallucinogenic) medicine. ... As these recordings show, Miles utterly flipped the hippie script. Psychedelic rock pivoted on treating blues with the improvisational daring of jazz, while Miles used an original brand of jazz to rethink psychedelia. ... The new Fillmore represents the third in an impeccable series of Bootleg releases from Miles. 5 Stars. - New York Daily News
Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings Announce Miles Davis-The Classic Album Collection
Offering 10 Classic Albums Now Mastered For iTunes, Available Now: www.iTunes.com/MilesDavis
Key Catalog Titles Make Their Digital Debut On iTunes
Continuing today, fans can listen to the entire first and second discs of MILES AT THE FILLMORE - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3. Fans can check back on Friday to stream the entire third disc, and the entire fourth disc on Saturday.
iTunes has launched a curated Miles Davis artist page, including albums mastered for iTunes, plus videos, books and more. Visit iTunes.com/milesdavis to see the collection.
Starting today, fans can listen to the entire first disc of MILES AT THE FILLMORE - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3. The new set contains 4 CDs of unedited, primarily unreleased music including 2+ HOURS of extended material & rarities.
Fans can check back tomorrow to stream the entire second disc, the entire third disc on Friday, and the entire fourth disc on Saturday. Then starting on Sunday, all four discs can be previewed before the official release on Tuesday, March 25th.
A Genre Bending Odyssey -- The Ultimate Jam Session
MILES DAVIS HOUSE ROLLS-OUT AT SXSW WITH HEADLINER LUCINDA WILLIAMS & A WIDE ARRAY OF MULTI-GENRE BUZZ BANDS,
INCLUDING RES, NICOLE ATKINS, THE DOLLS FT. THE ORIGINAL PINETTES BRASS BAND, CHEERS ELEPHANT, MAJESTICO & NILES RIVERS
Miles Davis' historic four-night residency at New York City's Fillmore East will see new life on March 25, when Columbia/Legacy releases Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3. The upcoming box set spans four CDs and presents Davis' string of 1970 performances at the Fillmore (which took place from June 17 through 20) in full-length, unedited form for the first time ever.
At this year's South by Southwest conference and festival, join the Miles Davis House on Saturday, March 15th at Old School in Austin, TX from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hosted by Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr., the event will feature headliner Lucinda Williams, as well as Nicole Atkins, Cheers Elephant, Res, Niles Rivers, Majestico and The Dolls featuring the Original Pinettes Brass Band.