Monday, July 13, 2015
* The CD box set Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 will be released this Friday, July 17 by Columbia/Legacy Recordings. The much-anticipated collection (pictured) includes nearly four hours of previously unreleased live material drawn from Davis' performances over the years at Newport-affiliated events, including a track called "Untitled Original" that was put out as an advance promo last week and can be streamed at Playboy.com.
* The first review of the Newport box set also is in. It's from Richard Brody of The New Yorker, who praises the music, noting that it "reflects crucial musical ideas and decisions in the twenty crucial years of Davis’s musical development, from the age of twenty-nine through forty-nine—and his personal evolution and musical revolution is itself one of the grandest artistic dramas of the dramatic time." You can read the whole thing here.
* British jazz trumpeter Henry Lowther reminisced with Jazzwise magazine about his meeting with Davis in 1969.