Monday, June 20, 2016

Miles on Monday: Wayne Shorter talks Miles Davis, TV tribute debuts Friday, and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* The soundtrack album for Don Cheadle's film Miles Ahead and pianist Robert Glasper's tribute/remix album Everything's Beautiful were reviewed for Jazz Times magazine Mac Randall.

* Miles and Me, the TV special paying tribute to Davis with music from a recent concert in Los Angeles by Glasper and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin will debut this Friday, June 24 on ASPiRE TV.

* SFJAZZ this fall will present a class in their "Discover Jazz" series focusing on four of Davis' most important albums, "considering the recordings as they were meant to be considered - as complete and dynamic works of art created by a visionary like no other.

* The Australian Broadcasting Company's radio network recently interviewed saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and has put on YouTube two brief video clips in which Shorter (pictured) talks about being part of Davis' "Second Great Quintet" in the 1960s and his experiences recording with the trumpeter.

* Reviews of Miles Ahead were published by The Australian newspaper and the website

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