Monday, August 24, 2015

Miles on Monday: An excerpt from the upcoming Bitches Brew book, and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* 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.

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