Monday, July 25, 2016

Miles on Monday: News, reviews and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* With Don Cheadle's film Miles Ahead now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and video on demand, the film rating site Rotten Tomatoes has given the flick a 73% score on the "Tomato Meter".

* The video release of the movie also has prompted a few additional reviews from websites and publications that didn't get it to is during its theatrical run, like the ones published last week by and

* Also last week, Glide magazine published a review looking at the video release of Miles Ahead, the film's soundtrack, and Everything's Beautiful, the companion remix/tribute album from keyboardist Robert Glasper.

* From Newport, RI comes news that Roomful of Blues trumpeter Doug Woolverton will pay tribute to Davis' famous set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, recorded live and released as Miles Davis at Newport 1958, by recreating it this Thursday, July 28, at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport.

* And from MTV, of all places, there's a surprisingly readable article about the recently released "lost album" of singer Betty Davis (pictured), which was produced by Miles Davis in 1969 for his then-wife and employed many of the same musicians who played on Miles' landmark album Bitches Brew.

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