The award-winning Mad Men returns for its sixth season on April 7 (Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC). There’s even a very nice promo poster making the rounds.
As we excitedly prepare for the return of Mad Men, we wonder: will the music of Miles Davis be making an appearance at some point during the new season?
When we left off from the season 5 finale it was April of 1967. No specifics have leaked just yet about a season 6 time frame, but safe to say the new season picks up somewhere in 1969. And for fans of Miles Davis this means In a Silent Way. We also have Filles de Kilimanjaro also in ’69, Miles in the Sky in ’68, and of course Bitches Brew waiting around the corner in 1970.
Plenty of material from Miles’ “electric” period to use in the show.
Season one (set in 1960) featured two Miles Davis tracks: In Episode 5 (5G) we hear “Blue in Green,” and Episode 8 (The Hobo Code) is highlighted by “Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio).”
I believe Episode 8 (Souvenir) from season 4 also featured a Miles Davis tune. It’s 1963 and that means there are plenty of Davis albums Pete could be listening to, notably Kind of Blue, Miles Ahead and Sketches of Spain.
I have already plead my case for show creator Matthew Weiner to actually write Miles Davis into the show for an episode.
The scene: Miles Davis strolls into a bar with a few friends one evening – only to encounter Don Draper. They end up talking about life and love, and then Miles imparts some heavy advice, which helps Don in whatever personal disarray he’s likely to be in.
That’s TV gold, people!
We’re totally jazzed about the new season of Mad Men, and here’s hoping we’ll hear some classic, Miles Davis tunes follow Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Pete Campbell, Peggy Olson and the rest of the gang on their very stylish adventures.