Monday, April 20, 2015

Miles on Monday: Construction begins on Miles Davis Memorial Project, and more

Photo via ‏@LeicaStoreLA
Glen Craig & Erin Davis
Today for "Miles on Monday, " the latest in Miles Davis-related news:

* The Miles Davis Memorial Project in Alton, IL took another step forward last Thursday, as concrete footings were poured for the plaza in downtown Alton that later this year will be the site for a statue of Davis.

* "A Day In The Life of Miles Davis," a show of photos by Glen Craig, opened last week at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles, and will continue through May 11. You can read an interview with Glen Craig (pictured, with Davis' son Erin Davis) here.

* Saxophonist, arranger and composer Bob Belden and his group Animation offered a 21st century take on some famous Miles Davis music from 1948 for "Birth Of The Cool Reimagined: Celebrating The Royal Roost and Miles Davis," a concert presented on April 10 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in NYC.

* Even without an official release date, Miles Ahead, the feature film about Davis directed by and starring Don Cheadle, has been identified by Esquire magazine as a potential Academy Award contender.

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