Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis.
The long (long) saga of the Miles Davis Movie/Biopic has taken an interesting turn: Cheadle has aligned with Indiegogo to raise $325,000 in funds by July 6 to enable him to make Miles Ahead, a movie about jazz legend Miles Davis.
In a deal that reflects both the continuing initiative of the Miles Davis estate and the growing mini-major status of the Kobalt Music Group, the two parties recently struck a deal for the independent music publisher to administer the entire catalog of the late jazz icon.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed a bill on Tuesday officially renaming West 77th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue as “Miles Davis Way.”
“Making Sure Miles Stays Forever Young” is a very good article in the Sunday New York Times about the business of Miles Davis and how the estate is working to keep the brand going strong for a new generation of fans.
But something is missing.
No word if a deal is in place, but according to Don Cheadle, shooting is set to begin next summer.
While we wait to see if Don Cheadle and his team can swing a deal for the Miles Davis Movie – known as Kill The Trumpet Player -, we finally are able to get an idea of how this potential movie might look like.
AFM is happening right this second, but nothing to report on a deal for the Miles Davis biopic – Kill The Trumpet Player. But what we do know is how the film is being pitched – in terms of story.
Good News. Finally.
Interesting WSJ video interview with Wynton Marsalis. He speaks about “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration,” a jazz/gospel collaboration featuring Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Orchestra, plus provides some insight into the famous incident involving Miles Davis.
Slate has released part one of its monthlong series on the history and future of cool. Enter: Miles Davis.
The above quote is from a very interesting Gawker interview with director Shaka King (Newlyweeds). Click here to read the full interview. Here is the complete comment from King about ‘black movies’. We’re talking about black culture, and cinema hasn’t even scratched the surface. There are so many stories just from that era of history …
Columbia/Legacy will reissue the mono versions of nine of Miles Davis’ earliest albums on Columbia Records on Nov. 12. The albums encompass music that Davis recorded for the label in monaural sound from 1956 to 1961 (and released from 1957 to 1964), and will be issued together on CD for the first time as Miles …
Good God – is this related at all to the Miles Davis Movie? Don Cheadle went strong on Twitter Tuesday asking his Twitter gang: “Looking for young, black, talented trumpet players known and unknown. Twitter, hold me down!!” Unless he’s got his hands in some kind of America’s Best Trumpet Player type TV show, then …
It seems that for the talented Nile Rodgers, who just ripped it up a few days back at the Glastonbury festival, his biggest regret is never working with jazz legend Miles Davis. The Chic guitarist, who has worked with the likes of Davis Bowie, and most recently Daft Punk on ‘Get Lucky’, exclusively told BANG …