* Columbia/Legacy Recordings, the Miles Davis estate, and JazzTimes magazine are giving away a free copy of the forthcoming box set Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4. (To enter, you must have or create a JazzTimes account, which is free but requires registering with your email address.)
* Nielsen Music's mid-year report tracking music sales show that vinyl records are still enjoying a comeback, with sales up 38% compared to a year ago, and the fifth best-selling album on the vinyl chart is Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, which has sold 23,200 copies so far in 2015. (KoB trails only recordings by pop/country singer Taylor Swift, and rock acts Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, and Alabama Shakes.)
* During a recent interview with the website VladTV.com, hip-hop producer and emcee Easy Mo Bee (pictured) spoke about working with Miles Davis on the trumpeter's final album Doo-Bop, calling it "the greatest feat of my career." You can check out the whole interview here.