Monday, August 24, 2015
* The publishers of the 33&1/3 series of books have put online a short excerpt from their upcoming volume about Bitches Brew. The book (pictured) was written by George Grella Jr, and will be released in October.
* With the hip-hip biopic Straight Outta Compton debuting last week to big box office results, an article in the Kansas City Star considers the prospects of other upcoming real-life music stories, including Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle's film about Miles Davis that will premiere in October at the New York Film Festival.
* While Davis was being remembered at this year's Newport Jazz Festival, the trumpeter also was the subject of a tribute on the other side of the world at the XVIII Hermitage Garden Jazz Festival in Moscow, courtesy of US trumpeter Jason Palmer and Alexey Podymkin’s quartet.
* A new Tumblr called Milestones is compiling photos, videos and other online material about Miles Davis. While much of the content will be familiar to fans who have been online for a while, there are some nice finds, too, including rarely seen photos and musical transcripts.