Miles Davis

  1. Jazz Fans Can Spend $6K to Spend Eternity Near Greats In Bronx Cemetery

    July 10, 2014 9:29 AM EDT Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end. At The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, so many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that the cemetery is developing new plots to meet the de ...

  2. Miles Davis Honored with Namesake New York City Street

    May 27, 2014 10:38 AM EDT A block on New York City's Upper West Side where Miles Davis composed some of jazz's greatest works has been renamed in his honor. Yesterday (May 26), hundreds came out for the unveiling ceremony of a street sign titled "Miles Davis ...

  3. Paco de Lucia Remembered by Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Many More

    February 27, 2014 9:30 PM EST Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake expected to attract a massive crowd to the Southern Spanish city. Since de ...

  4. Paul Colby, Owner and Promoter Behind Landmark Greenwich Vill. Venue the Bitter End, Dies at 96

    February 18, 2014 9:57 PM EST Even though it's been a good two decades since Paul Colby was actively involved in the running of The Bitter End, one of Greenwich Village's premiere music and comedy showcases, he was still a presence in the room -- and not just because ...

  5. Don Cheadle to Direct Miles Davis Biopic, Co-Star Alongside Ewan McGregor, Zoe Saldana

    November 14, 2013 2:05 PM EST "Kill the Trumpet Player" centers on a few dangerous days in the life of Miles Davis (Cheadle), as he bursts out of his silent period and conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (McGregor) to steal back his music. Saldana will play Franc ...

  6. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:49 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occas ...

  7. Exclusive: Universal Music, X5 Music Partnership Debuts Blue Note and Verve Titles

    July 25, 2013 1:46 PM EDT The joint venture between Universal Music Group and X5 Music Group has released its first digital compilations containing the catalogs of Universal's Blue Note Records and Verve labels. The 11 releases by the U5 imprint include such legenda ...

  8. Blue Note Records, ArtistShare Create Crowdfunding Label

    May 08, 2013 1:19 PM EDT Jazz label Blue Note Records has joined with crowdfunding platform ArtistShare in a new partnership called Blue Note/ArtistShare committed to discovering and nurturing up-and-coming young jazz talent. Inside Blue Note Records' Dazzling Spot ...

  9. Rolling Stones Rock N.J. With Springsteen, Gaga, Others; Mourn Newtown at Final '50' Concert

    December 16, 2012 8:18 AM EST (Kevin Mazur, WireImage ) The Rolling Stones blew the roof off of New Jersey's Prudential Center last night, putting a cap on their brief 2012 run of dates, but seemingly setting the stage for more shows in 2013. With a packed Prudential Cent ...

  10. Concord Music Group Opens Catalog to Rumblefish

    September 25, 2012 7:59 PM EDT Concord Music Group has made its catalog of pop, jazz, rock and soul music available to Rumblefish for use in online user-generated videos. Rumblefish offers recommendation tools for copyright-cleared music and, prior to the inclusion of the Conco ...

  11. Inside Blue Note Records' Dazzling Spotify App

    September 13, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Blue Note Records, the renowned American Jazz record label that since 1939 has developed and released the work of some of the genre's most important icons - including John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancoc ...

  12. Sony Music Entertainment Appoints Adam Block As President, Legacy Recordings

    June 26, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Sony Music Entertainment named Adam Block as president, Legacy Recordings today, a promotion from his previous position as EVP and general manager of the imprint. He will report to Richard Story, president of Commercial Music Group, Sony Music Ent ...

  13. Backbeat: Miles Davis' Forever Stamp Launches in U.S., France

    June 18, 2012 11:35 AM EDT (L-R): Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis; Cheryl Davis, daughter of Miles Davis and Erin Davis, son of Miles Davis. (Photo: Earl E. Gibson III) Miles Davis and French singer Edith Piaf were both honored with Forever stamps June 12, which d ...

  14. Spotify to Unveil 12 New Apps Thursday, Including Def Jam, Warner, Matador, Domino

    March 21, 2012 9:32 PM EDT Spotify will unveil a new slate of apps for its desktop client Thursday, adding to the first round of 15 apps that debuted Nov. 30 . Half of the 12 new apps -- maybe more -- are from record labels: Def Jam, Domino, Matador, [PIAS], the Warner Soun ...

  15. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  16. Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell

    March 13, 2012 4:00 PM EDT "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunday, March 11. After just a single screening on Saturday night, Jay Bulger's "Beware ...

  17. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  18. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  19. Backbeat: Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students Teach, Jam With Underprivileged Youth @ Panama Jazz Fest

    January 23, 2012 11:24 AM EST Students from Berklee College of Music's Global Jazz Institute met some of Panama's youngest musicians on a visit to the FundaciĆ³n Danilo Perez in Panama City's impoverished El Chorillo neighborhood. "Dream about your career bu ...

  20. Etta James Dead at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:39 AM EST Etta James, the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera, is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Jame ...

  21. Morning Heds: An Apple Announcement, Jive A&R Jeff Sledge, Hip-Hop Helps Sell Moscato

    January 03, 2012 8:43 AM EST Not the iPad 3 or New TV - But Apple Planning Media-Related Event in the Big(ger) Apple This Month AllThingsD According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important - but not large-scale - event to be held in New York at the e ...

  22. Sam Rivers, Jazz Great, Dies at 88

    December 28, 2011 6:10 AM EST Jazz great Sam Rivers died on Monday, the saxophonist's family announced. He was 88. According to the New York Times , pneumonia was the cause of death. Rivers' multi-decade career included stints with Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and ...

  23. Pete Rugolo, Emmy-Winning Composer, Dies at 95

    October 18, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Pete Rugolo, an Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer and arranger who worked with greats such as Miles Davis and Benny Goodman, has died. He was 95. A family spokeswoman says Rugolo died Sunday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Rugolo was chie ...

  24. Google Music Beta's Instant Mix Fails 'WTF Test'

    May 16, 2011 4:01 PM EDT The launch of Google's music beta service last week introduced us to yet another playlist-building app called Instant Mix. Simply pick a song in your library, and Instant Mix will build a playlist based on similar songs also in your library. ...

  25. Don Cheadle: The Time Is Right for a Miles Davis Biopic

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Don Cheadle is hoping Hollywood jumps aboard the Miles Davis train. The Iron Man 2 actor helped shape the screenplay for a Davis biopic in which he would star as the legendary jazz trumpeter and musical innovator. Herbie Hancock has reportedly bee ...

  26. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang's Vault, which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,0 ...

  27. Business Briefs: Live Nation, AEG Live, Twitter, Brite Revolution

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Brite Revolution was profiled by The Tennessean and is worth reading about. The Nashville-based startup, starting with funds in the mid-six figures, offers subscribers downloads, videos, interviews and performance news for $4.99 per month. The ...

  28. Sony Preps Miles Davis Exhibition

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST An exhibition of photos of Miles Davis will open Friday (Nov. 21) to the public at the Morrison Hotel gallery in New York. What makes this unusual is that the exhibition is being put on by Sony BMG. Specifically its Icon Collectibles section, whic ...

  29. Miller To Host Playboy Jazz Cruise

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning electric bassist and songwriter/producer Marcus Miller (Luther Vandross, Miles Davis) will host the inaugural Playboy Jazz Cruise of the Caribbean when it sets sail in early 2009. Among the artists joining him on the cruise will be ...

  30. Jazz Legend Joe Zawinul Dies At 75

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joe Zawinul, who soared to fame as one of the creators of jazz fusion and performed and recorded with Miles Davis, died early Tuesday, a hospital official said. He was 75. Zawinul had been hospitalized since last month. A spokeswoman for Vienna� ...

  31. Blue Note Readies Classic Jazz Ringtones

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To include Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. To include Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. News Miles Davis ...

  32. Blue Note Readies Classic Jazz Ringtones

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Includes Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. EMI's Blue Note Records label is releasing master ringtones culled from its classic jazz repertoire. The program, dubbed "The Best of Blue Tones," includes such jazz legends as Thelonious Monk, ...

  33. Jazz Saxophonist Jackie McLean Dead At 73

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Played with legends including Miles Davis. Played with legends including Miles Davis. News Miles Davis ...

  34. Jazz Saxophonist Jackie McLean Dead At 73

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Played with legends including Miles Davis. Jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean, a performer and teacher who played with legendary musicians including Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, died Friday. He was 73. McLean, a contemporary of some of the 20th cent ...

  35. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1. Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Record ...

  36. Vital:PIAS, Union Square Forge Digital Deal

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Catalog includes Miles Davis, Stan Getz. Digital music services firm Vital:PIAS Digital has stuck an agreement to distribute content from catalog specialist Union Square Music. USM represents such labels as Stiff, Savoy Jazz, Denon Classics and Eg ...

  37. Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. News Miles Davis ...

  38. Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ce ...

  39. Jazz Bassist Al McKibbon Dies At 86

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performed with greats of bebop era. Al McKibbon, a bassist who brought a masterly fusion of jazz and Latin music to the George Shearing quintet and other groups in the 1940s and '50s, has died. He was 86. One of the last great string bass pla ...

  40. DualDisc: Delivering Value

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The creative possibilities are endless, and the potential for DualDisc has already been demonstrated. If you don't believe me, try listening to Miles Davis' timeless recording "Kind of Blue" in sparkl Fred Fox is executive VP o ...

  41. Jazz Notes

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest Miles Davis boxed set covers a crucial time of reinvention for the artist. Read Dan Ouellette's column. The latest Miles Davis boxed set covers a crucial time of reinvention for the artist. Read Dan Ouellette's column. News Mi ...

  42. Jazz Notes

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conrad Herwig and his band add an Afro-Cuban twist to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Conrad Herwig and his band add an Afro-Cuban twist to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." Read Dan Ouellett ...

  43. Jazz Notes

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conrad Herwig and his band add an Afro-Cuban twist to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Conrad Herwig and his band add an Afro-Cuban twist to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." Read Dan Ouellett ...