Monday, May 16, 2016

Miles on Monday: Paul Buckmaster on arranging for Miles Davis, and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* The newly reissued box set of Davis’ The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection is now on sale.

The set (pictured) includes a total of 11 10" vinyl LPs reproduced with their original cover art and liner notes, plus a 16-page booklet with photos and new notes by Ashley Kahn, and a collectible print of a painting by Davis.

You can read Pitchfork's review of the box set here.

* Paul Buckmaster did an interview with Southern California Public Radio in which the noted arranger talks about his work with Miles Davis, Elton John, David Bowie, and more.

* Trumpeter Keyon Harrold talked with Philadelphia radio station WRTI about his work on the music for Don Cheadle's film Miles Ahead, and the film was reviewed in the Jamaica Observer.

* Bassist Ron Carter, a member of Davis' famed 1960s quintet, presented a concert this past weekend in NYC honoring the upcoming 90th anniversary of Davis' birth.

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