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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."

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In May and June, we invited designers to create their own Miles Davis commemorative poster artwork for a contest by our friends at Creative Allies. Now it's time to vote for your favorite Miles Davis design! Head over to our Creative Allies app to vote here: https://www.facebook.com/MilesDavis/app_247436055289326?ref=br_tf

“Miles was my all-time favorite photographic subject in any category because I was unable to take an uninteresting picture of this man’s face. He had such a great quality about him that was interesting from any angle.” – Herman Leonard

Tune in this weekend to catch Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool featured on Entertainment Tonight's “Weekend Wrap” this Saturday (6/15) and Sunday (6/16). Be sure to check local listings for air times in your region.

The Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool exhibition, which recently kicked off at the Napa Valley Museum, features a multitude of varied facets that represent the true genius of Miles, including 35 pieces of original artwork, in addition to personal effects, special events, programs and a film screening. Catch the exhibition through July 28. For more information, please visit www.NapaValleyMuseum.org.

Vince Wilburn, Jr., Cheryl Davis and Erin Davis

From left-to-right, Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis); Cheryl Davis (daughter of Miles) and Erin Davis (son of Miles) attend the opening VIP reception of Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool at Napa Valley Museum.

Last chance to enter your design in our Creative Allies contest to create "cool" art for Miles Davis this Monday at midnight. This great illustration below is by "muzykografika."

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Miles Davis - Creative Allies contest

Jazz icon Miles Davis may be remembered as a trumpet-wielding master by most, but a new exhibition reveals his finesse with an entirely different set of instruments: pen and paper, brush and canvas.

Miles Davis: The Art of Cool opened Saturday at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, Calif., showcasing 35 of the legend's original sketches and paintings.

Known as one of the greatest, most influential jazz musicians of all time, Miles Davis was also an acclaimed artist. In the first US exhibition of his artwork, the Napa Valley Museum and the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater present "Miles Davis: The Art of Cool" (June 8-July 28) featuring 35 of the artist's original sketches and oil paintings.

For Record Store Day 2013 (April 20), Sony Legacy released three Miles Davis titles exclusively on vinyl in their original mono formats: Milestones, Someday My Prince Will Come and ’Round About Midnight. Mark Wilder, Sony’s senior mastering engineer, frequently works with the original session reels of Davis’ Columbia catalog. From Battery Mastering Studios in midtown Manhattan, Wilder has brought Davis’ masterpieces into the 21st century, sometimes even bettering the original LPs, as is the case with the mono vinyl edition of Milestones.

Miles Davis was honored by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Center with an official Medallion ceremony taking place at 312 West 77th Street, the address of the brownstone townhouse purchased by Davis in 1958. The Upper West Side location served as both home and working environment for the artist for 25 years.

(Photo left to right) – Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis with a young Miles fan holding up the remix EP – Evolution of the Groove. Photo credit: Alan Nahigian

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