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Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 ‘Immersive Production’ to Tour

Show features images of the period with music by trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire

The Miles Davis Experience 1949-1959

CAMI Music has joined forces with Miles Davis Properties, LLC and Blue Note Records to present The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959. Described as “a new immersive musical and historical production,” The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 will recapture this critical period of American history through a historical and cultural context.

Led by Blue Note Records artist and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, the performance will follow Miles’ musical development in linear chronology, telling of the challenges and optimism in post-war America, civil rights struggle, historical milestones and the creative cauldron of new music that Miles pioneered and nurtured. According to a press release, “The show will be an immersive experience–more than a concert, less narrow then a scripted play or media presentation. The goal is to leave the audience member with a feeling of what it was like to live in America during this important period.”

The show will feature iconic era images brought together by beat poet-style narrator and actor Donald Lacy. Akinmusire will be joined by the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, featuring Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (bass) and Justin Brown (drums.) The U.S. tour will run from September 28-November 20, 2011.

Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 Tour Dates

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