Monday, May 02, 2016

Miles on Monday: Navigating Miles Davis' "electric years" in 10 records, and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* The CD box set Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 was nominated in the 2016 Jazz Journalists Awards in the category "Historical Record of the Year."

* Keyboardist Robert Glasper will headline a salute to Miles Davis' 90th birthday held on Thursday, May 19 in Los Angeles.

* Prompted by the wide release last week of Don Cheadle's film Miles Ahead, retailer The Vinyl Factory offered "An introduction to the electric sound of Miles Davis...Navigating the complex landscape of Miles Davis’ electric years in 10 crucial records."

* And speaking of Miles Ahead, there's still coverage of the film coming out in the form of reviews, interviews, and features. Some links from this past week:

Miles Davis: Ace of Baseness (
Film Review: Miles Ahead is The Most Fascinating Music Biopic I’ve Ever Seen (
Stylish and sharp Miles Davis story leaves you wanting more (The Independent UK)
The long and tortured road to Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic (Radio Times)
Tuned in: Trumpeting the genius of Miles Davis (Sydney Morning Herald)
A Conversation With The Family Of Miles Davis, On Miles Ahead & More (
Robert Glasper Stays 'Miles Ahead' With Soundtrack, New Music (Houston Press)

(For much, much more about Miles Ahead, see previous posts with the "Miles on Monday" tag.)

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