Jackson’s talk will give an overview of his work, both sculptures and paintings, and will include photos of the Miles Davis statue in progress. Admission to the event, which will take place at the Hatheway Cultural Center Gallery on the Lewis and Clark campus, is free and open to the public.
* The 1991 Australian drama Dingo, which included Davis' only starring role in a feature film, was the subject of a critical rewatch from The Guardian (UK) critic Luke Buckmaster. The film features Davis as a thinly disguised version of himself named Billy Cross, who serves as a musical idol and touchstone to the story's protagonist, an aspiring jazz trumpeter played by Colin Friels (pictured, with Davis). "It is a deeply rewarding work to revisit. The characters are strong, the dramas feel rich and organic and the music is fantastic," writes Buckmaster.
* Via the online 'zine Big O, you can download a recording of an unreleased live set of Davis' sextet performing in November 1970 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Described as a "very good soundboard" of the show, it was recorded seven months after the release of Bitches Brew by a band featuring Davis with Jack DeJohnette on drums, Michael Henderson on electric bass, Keith Jarrett on electric piano and organ, Gary Bartz on alto and soprano sax, and Airto Moreira on percussion.