Monday, February 09, 2015

Miles on Monday: Revisiting On The Corner, filming Miles Ahead, and more

If it's the start of the working week, that means it's time for the latest installment of "Miles on Monday,"  today featuring another compilation of the latest links about the most famous jazz musician to come from the St. Louis area:

* Roberto Schaefer, cinematographer for actor/director Don Cheadle's upcoming feature film Miles Ahead, was interviewed about his work on the movie for the American Society of Cinematographer's blog.

* Saxophonist Dave Liebman, who performed and recorded with Davis from 1970 to 1974, was in Nashville last week for a concert featuring music from the trumpeter's still-controversial album On The Corner. Before the show, Liebman (pictured here with bassist Michael Henderson and Davis at a 1973 gig in Lebanon) also did an interview with Nashville Scene in which he expounded at greater length about his work with Davis.

* Two Davis albums derived from the same gig 40 years ago in Japan are examined by writer Angus Batey in an article for The Quietus titled "Agharta Versus Pangaea."

* Davis' album E.S.P. (covered in this space a few weeks ago) is included in a post from the Philadelphia music blog The Key about the standout albums of 1965

* There's more evidence of the trumpeter's fondness for sports cars in a photo set unearthed and published by the UK magazine Influx showing Davis and his Ferrari 275 GTB.

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