Monday, October 05, 2015

Miles on Monday: "Miles Davis In His Own Words," digging into Dig, and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* A week ago Sunday, Davis's daughter Cheryl and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. (pictured) visited Alton to see the recently unveiled statue of the trumpeter.

* Universal Music's website has collected some of Davis' pithier and/or more insightful quotes and sayings in a blog post titled "Miles Davis In His Own Words."

* Last week's anniversary of Davis' death in 1991 prompted a number of tributes online and in the press, and one of the better ones came from the website

* On this date in 1951, Miles Davis went into Apex Studios in NYC with a band including tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, drummer Art Blakey, bebop stalwarts Walter Bishop, Jr. on piano and Tommy Potter on bass, and a 19-year-old alto saxophonist named Jackie McLean who was making the first recording of his career. The sessions would be released first on two 10-inch LPs, The New Sounds and Blue Period, and  later would be collected on one disc issued in 1956 with the title Dig.

You can listen to the title track of Dig here:

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