Monday, November 16, 2015

Miles on Monday: Miles Davis voted "greatest jazz artist of all time," and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* Listeners of BBC Radio One and have selected Miles Davis as "the greatest jazz artist of all time" from among a field of 50 jazz greats.

* Sony Classics announced on Twitter that Miles Ahead, actor/director Don Cheadle's film about Davis, will open in New York and Los Angeles on April 1, 2016.

* Meanwhile, based on his work on Miles Ahead, Variety magazine is touting Cheadle (pictured, on set and in costume as Davis) as one of "10 Directors to Watch in 2016." The ten directors will be profiled in a special issue of Variety in December and honored in person at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

* The proprietors of the Tumblr blog Milestones: A Miles Davis Archive have been uploading more live audio (and some video) of Davis to YouTube, mostly late 1960s and early '70s broadcasts from Europe. Given the rapidly growing selection, rather than link to any individual video, StLJN suggests that you just go check out their YouTube channel.

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