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The Miles Davis Movie: Who is going to play Gil Evans?

The Miles Davis-Gil Evans relationship fascinates me: two creative souls producing brilliant music together. I absolutely love the work they created; Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain are simply wonderful. A musical partnership on par with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn I say. Like Miles, Gil Evans was a Jazz Pioneer. While … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: Acting! or: Who is Miles Davis?

While researching the forthcoming Miles Davis biopic last night I found a short, news item on contactmusic.com from June of last year. It begins: Don Cheadle received no help from Miles Davis’ family while researching his role as the jazz man – because no one had any recollections about the music icon’s secret life. It’s … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: Remember when Wesley Snipes was going to play Miles Davis?

That’s correct… the star of such Hollywood films like “New Jack City,” “Passenger 57,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Major League” and “Mo Better Blues” was close to adding the Miles Davis story to his acting resume. It’s no big secret that a film version on the life of Miles Davis has been around the Hollywood … Continue reading