Belated Birthday Salutations to: Miles Davis

MilesDavis_byFrancisWolff

Amid the congratulatory messages for Bob Dylan’s 74th birthday and the commiserations and condolences for B.B’s passing, another milestone slipped by without much notice (at least from the Washerman’s Dog). The birth anniversary of Miles Davis on the 26th.   The man most consider to be the second most influential personality in jazz after fellow trumpeter, Louis Armstrong, would have been 89 last week.

Rather than try to add my paltry thoughts to the millions of words already penned about Mr Davis, I refer you to this nice appreciation by fellow blogger and journalist Shaun Mullen.

The Dog has put together a couple volumes of Miles music to honor the man which I hope you will enjoy.

Happy Birthday Miles!

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Track Listing (vol 1):

01 So What [Green Dolphin Street, Amsterdam (9 Apr)]

02 Walkin’ [In Stockholm 1960 Complete (CD4)]

03 On Green Dolphin Street [The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965 (CD5)]

04 I Thought About You [The Complete Blackhawk Sessions CD4]

05 Cobra [Amandla]

06 ‘Round Midnight [Live in Stockholm 1960 Cd 1]

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Track Listing (Vol. 2):

01 Joshua [In Europe]

02 Round Midnight [Green Dolphin Street, Amsterdam (9 Apr)]

03 Back Seat Betty [We Want Miles (Disc 1)]

04 Chez le photographe du motel [Ascenseur pour l’echafaud]

05 What I Say [Live-Evil (Disc 1)]

06 The Arrival [Dingo]

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2 thoughts on “Belated Birthday Salutations to: Miles Davis

  1. Phil

    Hey Mr. Dog playing music from Dingo! Have you seen the movie? It’s another weird wonder by Rolf de Heer. There’s a trumpeter in a C&W band in outback Australia, where they have the emergency landing strips in the middle of the desert. A plane descends from the heavens, lands, doors open, the Miles Davis band emerges, performs a song, re-embarks, and returns to the skies. Which of course blows the mind of the C&W trumpeter and next thing you know he is trying to hit a high C below a flat B around a twisted G. He actually ends up in Paris jamming and spending time with Miles. Given de Heer makes movies on a shoestring it is most impressive that Miles took part.

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