In some ways Miles Davis remains as much a presence as ever, and not just because recordings continue to be issued under his name. A book of his paintings and drawings was published last week, a biopic about him is in the works, a stamp with his image circulates, and a museum exhibition devoted to his life is traveling the world.
The landmark box set Miles Davis: The Original Mono Recordings is available beginning today! The set, comprising nine remastered CDs in mini-LP replica jackets, includes the six albums that trace the development of Miles’ “first great quintet” at Columbia, all notably featuring John Coltrane:
The 3CD/1DVD box set Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 has been named Historical Album Of The Year in DownBeat's 78th Annual Readers Poll!
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Music was the form of expression that made Miles Davis famous, but it wasn’t the only way he expressed his creative genius -- he also was an accomplished visual artist whose paintings and drawings drew critical acclaim. His son, Erin Davis, and his nephew, Vincent Wilburn Jr., spoke with Tavis Smiley about a new book, Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork.
Miles Davis is one of the most influential jazz artists of all time. As one of the pioneers of bebop and leaders of fusing electronic and rock sounds with jazz, the Illinois-born trumpeter was well aware of his musical impact. But he had style chops, too.
...In this photo from 1967, Davis is wearing a leopard print tuxedo while onstage at the Newport Jazz Festival. The animal print detail isn't overpowering thanks to the cut of the black suit and the satin-trimmed lapels. Davis' undone collar and his iconic stoic glance also add a bit of edge.
...Miles Davis is still teaching us lessons on being cool.
Read more and view additional photos at The Huffington Post.
Chat live with producer/musician Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis on September 19 at 9 p.m. EDT on iRock Jazz LIVE! Join here: http://irockjazz.com/irock-jazz-live/
MILES DAVIS’ THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS COLLECTS NINE OF MILES' EARLIEST COLUMBIA ALBUMS, RECORDED 1956 TO 1961
Landmark box set presents nine albums remastered in original, brilliant sound, as they were intended to be heard in the 1950s and ’60s
Available everywhere November 12, 2013, through Columbia/Legacy
Congratulations to "HristianShyne" on the winning entry in our Creative Allies design contest for Miles Davis. So many fantastic entries, thank you to all who participated!
See more great entries from the contest here: http://bit.ly/10hVoYd
Plans are underway to honor Miles Davis with a bronze statue in his birthplace of Alton, Illinois, and here is a first look at an artist rendering of the statue to be created by sculptor Preston Jackson. The artwork pictures the statue on West Third Street in Alton's downtown entertainment district.
The finalists have been selected in our Creative Allies design contest inspired by "cool" art! Head to the gallery to vote for your favorite Miles Davis design. This great entry below is by "Jer-Silas."