Monday, May 23, 2016

Miles on Monday: The BBC on the
visual art of Miles Davis, and more

"Sugar Rush" by Miles Davis
This week in Miles Davis news:

* To coincide with the 90th anniversary of Davis' birth, the BBC has scheduled "Blue Canvas: The Artist Miles Davis," an  audio documentary about Davis' visual art, for broadcast this Thursday. 

* Also on Thursday, All Music Television Digital Network will release a promotional video for an upcoming broadcast of the "Miles in May" event presented last week in Los Angeles by keyboardist Robert Glasper, saxophonist Terrace Martin, and friends. A full-length program based on the event will be shown Friday, June 24 on All Music Television and the ASPiRE TV network.

* Speaking of Robert Glasper, he talked about the release this week of his Miles Davis tribute/remix album Everything's Beautiful and various other topics in interviews with the Village Voice and Rolling Stone.

* An apartment subdivided from the NYC townhouse where Davis lived for more than 20 years has been listed for sale. The price? $500,000, plus monthly maintenance fee.

* Trumpeter Sean Jones was interviewed about Miles Davis' legacy and his experiences working with former Davis collaborators including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Marcus Miller. Jones will be featured as a special guest with SFJAZZ's "Miles Electric" project at the San Francisco Jazz Festival in June.

* Davis' historic album Bitches Brew served as inspiration for an essay in The Atlantic by the writer Mark Haddon about why "Art Should Be Uncomfortable."

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