"He wanted us to live on the stage, creating in front of the people." Abramorama has finally debuted an official trailer for music documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
With his lost 1985 album Rubberband out in September, and the 50th anniversary of In a Silent Way – released this week – we count down the jazz icon’s finest moments. The Guardian’s John Fordham shares his perspective.
Birth of the Cool, Stanley Nelson’s comprehensive film on the trumpeter’s life and art, will open in New York, L.A. in August.
A previously shelved Miles Davis album is now seeing the light of day.
Seventy years ago, Miles Davis began recording the music for what later became the album Birth Of The Cool. To mark the anniversary of these seminal recordings, Miles’ son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn talked to uDiscover Music about their continued impact on music.
Allan Chase writes, “I’ve been looking forward to sharing this informative interview with Bill Evans for a long time. It seems to me that it contains some valuable and possibly unique insights and details about the compositions and recording of Kind of Blue and Evans’s views on and relationship with Miles Davis.”
A music scholar suggests that Miles Davis combined the blues with the musical avant garde in a manner reflecting the integrationist spirit of the era.
To mark its 60th anniversary, Martin Chilton tells the story of how the trumpeter created a multimillion-selling masterpiece that still ranks as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Recorded across two sessions in 1956, Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet remains one of the Dark Magus’ most highly regarded Prestige albums.