Way back when (May ’09) I said that Sirius XM Needs A Miles Davis Channel.
And while a 24-hour channel is still in the planning stages I hope, in the meantime Sirius XM is going to unveil Miles Davis Radio, a limited run channel dedicated to Miles for five days starting this Friday, November 20 at 3:00 pm ET and will run until Wednesday, November 25 on SIRIUS channel 72 and XM channel 70.
Miles Davis Radio, hosted by Davis’ son Erin Davis, his nephew drummer Vince Wilburn Jr. and legendary bassist Marcus Miller will feature music from Davis’ extensive catalog, which includes over one hundred albums. Listeners will hear composer and former Miles Davis music director Robert Irving III premiere never before heard soundtrack music recorded by Davis for the 1986 film Wise Guys.
The channel coincides with the November 24 release of Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection, a deluxe 71 disc limited edition retrospective of the iconic music Davis created during his 30 years with Columbia Records.
But I’m still very serious about the 24-hour Miles Davis channel.
All Miles, All The Time.
Have a dedicated host who knows his Miles Davis (I’ll do it!). Bring in interesting guests. Cue up a deal with Miles Davis Properties to present rare tracks and concert recordings. Re-broadcast the Miles Davis Radio Project.
Play a lot of Miles Davis music and only Miles Davis music. Time to get crazy Sirius XM. Kudos for the limited run, but it’s time to get Miles — all the time!