Skip to content
Jun 29, 2012
Miles Davis Celebration And Postage Stamp Unveiling – Hollywood Bowl

Many have revisited Miles Davis’ jazz; few have recaptured his magic. As 1980s Davis collaborator Marcus Miller observed Wednesday night, the ever-evolving trumpeter never looked back, so contemporary interpreters better keep an ear to the present.

Three ensembles picked up the gauntlet at the Hollywood Bowl, where Davis staged his last public performance in August 1991, just one month before he died.

Toughest work: Performing the entire landmark “Kind of Blue” album — an appropriate task for drummer Jimmy Cobb’s “So What” Band, since Cobb is the 1959 sextet’s lone survivor.

A new “forever” postage stamp featuring Miles Davis in iconic cobra posture was unveiled before the show; its back will feature a QR code linking his music. Beloved rebels must be acknowledged, so if you can’t lick ’em, stick ’em.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly.

Vince Wilburn, Jr. at Hollywood Bowl

Miles Davis’ nephew and drummer Vince Wilburn, Jr. performs with the Miles Electric Band at the Hollywood Bowl. (Photo credit: Lawrence K. Ho)

Toggle Share
X
Save On Apple Music Save On Deezer Save On Spotify
X
X

We're sorry, a Spotify Premium account is required to use this service. Start your free trial here.

We're sorry, this service doesn't work with Spotify on mobile devices yet. Please use the Spotify app instead.

X

You're signed in! About the streaming player:

Songs play if you keep the player window open. The music stops if you close the window. To keep the music playing while you visit other pages, two options:

  1. In top row of the player, click Pop-Up Player button to open player in a new window.
  2. Keep player open in a browser tab. Visit other pages in a separate tab.
X

We're sorry, this service doesn't work with Spotify on mobile devices yet. Please use the Spotify app instead.

You're signed in! About the streaming player:

Songs play if you keep the player window open. The music stops if you close the window. To keep the music playing while you visit other pages, two options:

  1. In top row of the player, click Pop-Up Player button to open player in a new window.
  2. Keep player open in a browser tab. Visit other pages in a separate tab.