Miles Davis was an icon who changed the world of jazz and music forever. This Memorial Day, also the birthday of the beloved trumpeter, New York City will honor his legacy with a block party celebrating the official unveiling of “Miles Davis Way” (West 77th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue). ... Dr. Nancy Berk recently had the opportunity to chat with Miles Davis’ son Erin and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. for her podcast Whine At 9.
The archives of Sony's Columbia Records contain some of the greatest photographs of Miles Davis ever captured. Now you can decorate your walls with exciting artwork that puts a distinctly modern spin on these iconic images.
This exclusive new line has been developed expressly for Miles fans by Rock Paper Photo in collaboration with the artist's estate.
The Miles Davis Family invites you to a special NYC Block Party unveiling of Miles Davis Way!
Join us Monday, May 26 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT on Miles Davis' 88th birthday
At 312 W 77 Street (between Riverside Drive & West End Ave.) in New York, NY
This event will be FREE and OPEN to the public, hosted by Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr.
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Listen to the story of Miles Davis playing four nights at New York's Fillmore East, at NPR's Fresh Air:
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.