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Miles Comes To The Big Screen; Nephew Vincent Wilburn Approves

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Sometimes a comment made without serious intent can start the wheels of fate.

Many Miles Davis fans know there has been a Miles Davis movie in the works for some time. Different proposals emerged over the years, none of them coming to light for varying reasons. Now, however, all Miles fans know that it's ...


Don Cheadle's "Miles Ahead"

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Miles Ahead, in which the Academy Award winning actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial debut of Don Cheadle, who co-wrote the script.

The independently financed production was shot in jny: Cincinnati. Co-starring with Don Cheadle are Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi. The production capped a nine year journey to the ...


Miles on Monday: First reviews of Miles Ahead

Miles on Monday: First reviews of Miles Ahead

With the debut this past weekend of Don Cheadle's film Miles Ahead at the New York Film Festival, this week's Miles Davis news is full of items about the long-awaited movie. On the eve of the Festival, New York Times film critic A.O. Scott thought Miles Ahead could be an Oscar contender, writing, “Anyone who wants to ...


The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Miles Ahead

Read "Miles Ahead" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If you’ve ever wondered how those classic Miles Davis / Gil Evans collaborations from the late ’50s might have sounded had Miles laid aside the mute and played open trumpet, here’s a proximate likeness from Canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, accompanied by the excellent Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

These are Evans’ groundbreaking arrangements, performed in ...