Say the name Miles Davis and it conjures images of the most poignant figure in jazz-ever. He changed the direction of jazz multiple times, and he was always at the precipice of the next groove of his own musical frontier. From bebop to hip-hop, from Coltrane to Prince, Davis effortlessly and seamlessly melded his distinctly delicate sound through straightahead, fusion, funk and beyond. He’s been studied and copied and debated. He’s a hero and a villain, an artist’s artist who always wanted the music to move forward.
Whether you know this about Miles Davis or just learned it, the people in charge of his legacy are working to make sure you never forget it.