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A Weekly Round-Up Of Miles Davis News & Notes

1. Spring Forecast

Daniel Humm and Will Guidara consider Miles Davis the creative muse behind Eleven Madison Park; for their first hotel project—the posher, pricier stepsister of the nearby Ace—they’ve cited the “studied” and “deliberate” chaos of the Rolling Stones. [nymag.com]

2. A nostalgic and polished tribute to the magic of Miles

Miles Davis sustained an enormous influence in jazz as a player and stylist across four decades. In 1948, he formed a nine-piece band with gifted arranger Gil Evans, launching the “cool school” with their 1949 recording Birth of The Cool. Paul Grabowsky’s Adelaide Festival presentation began with three numbers from that groundbreaking album: Move, Boplicity and Moon Dreams. [The Australian]

3. Miles Davis Septet in Berliner Jazztage

As far as I know, this Miles Davis concert from 1983, in Berlin, has never been released before in any format, or never been digitally available on the internet. I also remember sharing it with just one certain collector of Miles at one point, but now it is here for all of you, dear readers. 90 minutes of some exciting music. [Take The “A” Train]

4. Classic Album – Miles Davis: Relaxin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet

With its accent on bright tempos, from medium-bounce to crisply up, Relaxin’ remains one of Davis’s sunniest outings, a prime example of one of the outstanding ensembles of the 20th century reaching the summit of their artistry.[All Things Music Plus+]

5. Don Cheadle: George Clooney pranked me

“It was a note that Brad [Pitt] was going to be producing the Miles Davis movie and Jamie Foxx was going to be starring in the movie,” Cheadle said on “CBS This Morning. “Was I interested in playing Charlie Parker in the film?” [cbsnews.com]

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