Monday, August 01, 2016

Miles on Monday: Elevator to the Gallows reconsidered, Miles' style, and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* Davis' score for Louis Malle's 1958 film Elevator to the Gallows was the subject of a feature story in Popmatters.

A newly restored version of the film, which starred Jeanne Moreau (pictured with Davis), will be screened starting this Wednesday, August 3 through Thursday, August 11 at The Film Forum in New York City.

* The trumpeter's sartorial style was the subject of an essay on the men's fashion website

* More than 40 years after Davis compared his earning potential as a musician unfavorably to that of the mercurial rock star Sly Stone, a blog post at the Bay Area public radio station KCRW suggests that "Miles Davis Wouldn’t Have Envied Sly Stone Later On."

* The recently released "lost album" produced by Davis in 1969 for his wife at the time, funk singer Betty Davis, was the subject of a feature story in The Guardian. The album also was reviewed by the website

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