Monday, December 07, 2015
* Dash Radio, a streaming broadcast radio platform for iOS and Android, has teamed up with the Miles Davis estate for "Evolution Of The Groove," a new weekly program hosted by Miles Davis' son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr.
"In the spirit of Miles, the free-form, progressive platform will cover a multitude of genres and topics, designed to keep the cultural conversation moving forward," said the press release announcing the show. Guests on the first two episodes were bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire (pictured, second from left with Erin Davis, Wilburn, and others from Dash Radio) and trumpeter Christian Scott, a member of the Davis tribute group Miles Electric Band.
Hour-long episodes of "Evolution Of The Groove" will air on the DASH1 station starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on Fridays, 7:00 p.m. Central time, and 5:00 p.m. on the west coast. Episodes then will re-air on Dash Radio’s “Cool” jazz station later on Friday nights and twice on Saturdays and Sundays.
* Marking 48 years since the release of Davis' album Sorcerer in December 1967, Nick DiRiso of the website Something Else wrote about how the record indicated a permanent change in in the trumpeter's music.
* The annual ritual of publishing the year's "best jazz" lists has begun for 2015, and the box set collecting Davis' performances at the Newport Jazz Festival issues this past summer was named one of the year's best by the Chicago Tribune's jazz writer Howard Reich.
* Davis and the Lamborghini Miura sports car he famously totaled in 1972 (breaking both ankles in the process) are among 127 music legends and their rides featured in Rock Stars Cars, a new book by Dave Robert. (And in case you're wondering, it was reported that when Davis got out of the hospital after a long recuperation, one of the first things he did was buy another Lamborghini.)