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How do you follow one of the most successful and critically-acclaimed box sets of 2011? With a second volume! Today marks the release of Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2, a 3CD/1DVD box set featuring Miles' "third great quintet," and it's already receiving rave reviews!

Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Miles Davis Quintet live from the newly unearthed upcoming release, Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2! Watch "Bitches Brew" and "Sanctuary" excerpts at MSN Music.

Vince Wilburn, Jr. catches up with Miles Davis alum, trumpeter Wallace Roney at a packed New York performance at Drom for the Arts Presenters Association conference. The Revivalist editor Meghan Stabile was instrumental in pulling together the event in support of the conference.

Vince Wilburn, Jr., Meghan Stabile and Wallace Roney

Pictured left to right: Vince Wilburn, Jr., Meghan Stabile and Wallace Roney.

Here is a photo (from left to right) of Vince Wilburn, Jr., Ashley Kahn, Lenny White and Ravi Coltrane at "Miles Davis & Modern Jazz: The Path To Kind Of Blue", a course that's currently at the Tisch School Of The Arts at New York University until January 23rd.

The course "Miles Davis & Modern Jazz: The Path To Kind Of Blue" is running at the Tisch School Of The Arts at New York University from from January 7th to January 23rd. Author, educator, music journalist and concert producer Ashley Kahn will serve as the instructor, and the following artists will serve as speakers during the course:

Ravi Coltrane
Vince Wilburn, Jr.
Terence Blanchard
Lenny White
Jimmy Cobb

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

Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Narada Michael Walden

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.

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