“My Future Starts When I Wake Up Every Morning…Every Day I Find Something Creative To Do With My Life” – Miles Davis
Cultural Achievements Of Modern Day Renaissance Man Include:
- Changing The Course Of Music Five Or Six Times
- The Re-naming Of NYC’s 77th Street To Miles Davis Way
- Unanimous Passing Of Congressional Record 894 Honoring 50th Anniversary Of “Kind Of Blue,” Still The Best-Selling Jazz Record Ever
- Record-Breaking U.S. Postage Stamp Sells Out Upon Launch
- Receiving Knighthood In France And Japan
- Sole Jazz Artist To Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Defying Music Categorization, Relevant To Cross Generations
- International Art Exhibitions of “We Want Miles” in Paris, Montreal, Brazil
- Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums List – “Kind Of Blue”
- Consistently Ranks on GQ’s Best Dressed List Annually
- Among the Most Sampled Artists Today, Crossing Genres
- Sir Miles Davis Magnet Academy Dedicated To New Generations Of Progressive Thought Leaders
- Much Anticipated Release Of “Miles Ahead” Starring Don Cheadle
- 8 Grammy Awards; a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and 3 Grammy Hall of Fame Awards
- A Miles Davis Celebration Sells Out The Hollywood Bowl
- Remains The Sole Ambassador Of The Trumpet; Nobody Can Wrestle The Trumpets Legacy Away FromMiles Davis
Internationally renowned music icon Miles Davis would have turned 90-years-old on May 26, a date that is being commemorated globally among the trumpeters’ wide-ranging fan base and admirers. The modern day Renaissance Man with a restless, creative spirit, remains among the most prolific and culturally relevant artists today. Davis’s impressive accomplishments in one lifetime continue to inspire and influence following generations. In short, he was the original disruptor.
Columbia/Legacy celebrates what would have been the 90th birthday of Miles Davis with the release of Everything’s Beautiful, a reimagined interpretation of his music produced by GRAMMY Award-winning artist Robert Glasper, and featuring Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Illa J, Laura Mvula, Ledisi, KING, Hiatus Kaiyote, Phonte, John Scofield and more. The visionary exploration, which incorporates Davis’ original recordings into new collaborative soundscapes is available May 27 featuring cover art by Francine Turk.
Explore his astounding cultural impact and importance via The universe of Miles Davis, which expands beyond just jazz, from television to fashion and everything in between. Check it out here:
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To date, Miles Davis has won eight Grammy Awards; a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards. He has also appeared on the cover of contemporary music publications such as Rolling Stone, Playboy, Fader and Wax Poetics, among numerous others.
This year (2016) Davis won the Jazz Times Readers Poll for 2015 Best Historical/Vault/Reissue with MilesDavis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4. It marks the fourth time that a box set in Miles’ critically-acclaimed, best-selling Bootleg Series has won the Jazz Times Readers Poll in this category. Additionally, he was also honored for the same project by the NAACP Image Awards in recognition for “Outstanding Jazz Album” and by Jazzwise Albums of the Year Critics Poll for Reissues/Archive Album of the Year. In previous years, the Miles Davis Bootleg Series Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 have won this category.
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