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From WGBO Great News: “Live Broadcast to Celebrate Miles Davis’ Birthday”

“Tune in tomorrow, on what would have been Miles’ 85th birthday, to hear the Wallace Roney Sextet perform the music of Miles Davis with Antoine Roney (soprano sax), Rashaan Carter (acoustic bass), Aruan Ortiz (piano, keyboards), Kush Abadey (drums) and Arnold Lee (alto, soprano sax).
Thursday, May 26th, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Miles Davis Radio Project

“In addition to the live broadcast on what would have been Miles Davis’ 85th birthday, WBGO is celebrating the iconic jazz trumpeter by airing the Miles Davis Radio Project, a Peabody Award-winning series of eight, one-hour programs about the life and music of Miles Davis. The series will air May 27th through June 2nd. Produced by Steve Rowland and narrated by Danny Glover, the program features interviews with Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Philip Glass, Dizzy Gillespie and others. Miles’ music is featured prominently between the narration and excellent interviews. You will also hear Miles discuss his life and music throughout the program.”

[After you listen to the eight one hour episodes, go http://www.artistowned.com/index.cfm and purchase the eight episodes in .mp3. Put them on your computer and/or your .mp3 player for continued enjoyment and learning. There is just too much to absorb in each episode for one pass.]

Visit this page for a brief introduction to each episode.

Plus, included are performances of Davis’ earlier bands, with members including Charlie Parker, John Coltrane*, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. The program’s final two hours feature digital performances, recorded in 1988 and 1989 exclusively for the Miles Davis Radio Project.

*At artistowned.com you will also find the equally excellent Tell Me how Long Trane’s Been Gone. I recommend that you buy it. It is another of Steve Rowland’s wonderful productions. There is no end to the depth of ‘Trane.

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