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First Official Music Video for Miles Davis’ “Moon Dreams” Released

The first official music video for Miles Davis’ “Moon Dreams” has been released today by Blue Note/UMe, in association with Ingenuity Studios. The track it accompanies was written by Chummy MacGregor and Johnny Mercer, arranged by Gil Evans, and recorded by the Miles Davis Nonet on March 9, 1950 for the project that would eventually become … Read More “First Official Music Video for Miles Davis’ “Moon Dreams” Released”

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Bid on a Trumpet Designed, Played by Miles Davis

Miles Davis fans have a chance to bid on a trumpet the legend designed and played when the instrument goes up for auction at Christie’s next month. Davis commissioned the trumpet, which features a decorative pattern of crescent moons and stars, in 1980 from the Martin Company. Right now, the auction house is valuing the … Read More “Bid on a Trumpet Designed, Played by Miles Davis”

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Miles Davis Documentary Trailer Released (VIDEO)

Ever since Stanley Nelson’s documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Miles fans have been waiting to hear about a general release date for the film. Now the word is finally out; the distribution company Abramorama, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, has announced that the Miles doc will start its … Read More “Miles Davis Documentary Trailer Released (VIDEO)”

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Free Birth of the Cool Listening Session, Talk in NYC on July 18

Listen to the music of Birth of the Cool, the landmark album by Miles Davis’ massively influential nonet, for free on Thursday, July 18 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. First, composer, arranger, and producer Ryan Truesdell will discuss the history behind the iconic album. Then a nonet of New York musicians will perform the music—composed … Read More “Free Birth of the Cool Listening Session, Talk in NYC on July 18″

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Hear Miles Davis: The Complete Birth of the Cool in L.A. and New York

Released in 1957, the first of Miles Davis’ landmark albums, is being reissued as Miles Davis: The Complete Birth of the Cool on June 7 with newly remastered tracks, live recordings, archival photographs, and much more. The new album commemorates the 70th anniversary of the 1949 recording session where the Miles Davis Nonet, including Gerry Mulligan, … Read More “Hear Miles Davis: The Complete Birth of the Cool in L.A. and New York”

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70th-Anniversary Edition of Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool Out May 17

Birth of the Cool, the landmark collection by Miles Davis’ short-lived yet hugely influential nonet, is being re-released in honor of the 70th anniversary of its recording. Featuring Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Max Roach, John Lewis, Gil Evans, and a then 22-year-old Davis, The Complete Birth of the Cool is a collection of every studio … Read More “70th-Anniversary Edition of Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool Out May 17″

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Miles Davis Documentary to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, a documentary about the famed trumpeter and bandleader, will debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 in Park City, Utah. The movie is directed by the respected documentarian Stanley Nelson, who previously helmed the four-time Emmy-winning Freedom Riders, among many … Read More “Miles Davis Documentary to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival”

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Columbia/Legacy to Release New Box Set From Miles & Trane

Miles Davis led several seminal groups in jazz history. Although the 1960s quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams gets the most props, the group preceding that influential ensemble featured John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, who had been playing together since Kind of Blue and were touring … Read More “Columbia/Legacy to Release New Box Set From Miles & Trane”

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