Monday, August 29, 2016

Miles on Monday: "Three Miles Ahead" on NPR's "Jazz Night in America," and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* Last week's episode of NPR's program "Jazz Night In America" featured "three interpretations of Miles Davis — on the silver screen, the page and on the bandstand."

Titled "Three Miles Ahead," the episode includes interviews with Don Cheadle, director and star of Miles Ahead, the recent film about Davis, and two St. Louis natives: writer, poet and Davis biographer Quincy Troupe, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold (pictured), who performed on the soundtrack for Cheadle's film and recently presented a tribute to Davis in NYC.

* Miles Davis' grandson Khalid Davis has died at age 42 in St. Louis. A visitation and memorial service will be held starting at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, at Granberry Mortuary, 8806 Jennings Station Road, with burial immediately after service at Lake Charles Memorial Park. StLJN's condolences go out to the Davis family.

* In the "Better Late Than Never" Department, a writer from the Hindustan Times opined as to "Why Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue is one of the greatest jazz albums of all time," and a reviewer at the website Prog Archives took a retrospective look at Davis' album Sketches of Spain.

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