Re-release of classic Miles Davis interview

Talking Jazz with Ben Sidran on Presents: Talking Jazz with Ben Sidran / Episode 1: Miles Davis

Remixed & Reproduced by J. Scott Fugate, “The Jazz Evangelist"

Here's the story: back in the mid-80's on National Public Radio (NPR) in America, a show ran called Sidran On Record. Presented by Ben Sidran, a musician, author, lecturer and journalist, the show featured interviews with the great and the good from the world of Jazz: Miles, Dizzy, Herbie and Grover were amongst 60 interviews that ran over the course of 5 years. Many of the legends featured are sadly no longer with us, but the recordings are, and several years back Ben released these as part of a wonderful, 24 CD box set called Talking Jazz—bringing to life a golden period of entertainment and understanding as we learn about the masters, their thoughts and their works.

We've been in touch with Ben and asked for his permission to use these interviews and create our own shows based on his works. Ben gave it two thumbs up and we're delighted to tell you that today we premiere Talking Jazz with Ben Sidran, our most ambitious project to date. The shows, which will be published fortnightly, feature the original interviews along with our music selections.

Episode One is produced by Scott Fugate “The Jazz Evangelist," a man who knows a thing or two about our first interviewee: the late Miles Davis, in possibly one of his most revealing and opinionated interviews. The language is strong in parts, but we've left the original dialogue absolutely as is, so as to paint the complete picture. It makes for truly compelling listening, but it's content we'd prefer to let you discover rather than us spoil what is an extraordinary 58 minutes and 42 seconds broadcast.

We really hope you enjoy, so please, tell us your thoughts and tell your friends as well!

Here's the link to a piece of music history: davis/ launched its unique, legal and commercial free podcasting service on May 18, 2009. We're now listened to and read in 111 countries and play host to 215 podcasts featuring music across the spectrum of Soul and Jazz from over the last 90 years.

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