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A Weekly Round-Up Of Miles Davis News & Notes

1. Mad at Miles delivers the truth with humor, drama, and concern

Miles Davis would probably pour another drink and throw on some jazz after watching Mad at Miles: A Black Woman’s Guide to Truth. After all, this play mentions Davis is a less than flattering light. The dramatic adaptation of the book by Pearl Cleage enlightens the audience to the poor choices Davis made in his relationship with Cicely Tyson and adds so much more. Cleage is mad at Miles and with good reason. The controversial book attempts to bring power to women through self-awareness of their surroundings, their behaviors, their habits. The struggles of women faced with domestic violence and their will to become stronger through connections with other women are at the forefront of this one act play. [www.louisville.com]

2. Miles Davis comes to life again

No jazz musician has been more diligently organized or effectively monetized in the afterlife than Miles Davis, who died in 1991. Yet here comes “Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1” on three CDs and a DVD. It captures Davis’ finest working band at its apogee, straining at the limits of post-bop refinement. [charlotteobserver.com]

3. Legendary Saxophonist Sonny Rollins on His Enduring Love for Jazz

SONNY ROLLINS: Playing with those great people like Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and all those giants, I wasn’t afraid, because I felt that I belonged there. [pbs.org]

4. Jazz Aficionado Compiles List of Greatest Miles Davis Albums

Vinyl Revinyl, a music website, recently compiled a ‘best of’ list of Miles Davis albums. [vinylrevinyl.com]

5. Quincy University Jazz Ensemble to present concert

“A Tribute To Miles,” arranged by Mark Taylor, is a 1992 medley of the songs from Miles Davis including So What, All Blues, Seven Steps to Heaven, and Milestones. [canton daily ledger]

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