* As noted on Universal Music's blog, today marks 60 years since Davis did his first recording session for Columbia Records on October 26, 1955. However, those recordings - which included a version of Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," but using the variant name "'Round About Midnight" - weren't issued until 1957. That's because Davis still was under contract to Prestige Records, for whom he cut another version of "Round Midnight" on this date exactly one year later in 1956 that was released as a single and later included on the 1959 album Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants.
* Muhammad Abdullah, previously known as Miles Davis IV and son of Miles Davis and Irene Cawthon Davis-Oliver, has died at age 65 of complications from a heart ailment. Abdullah, a veteran of the US Navy, was buried in a Muslim ceremony on Thursday, October 22 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.