“We Want Miles”: Miles Davis Vs. Jazz – The First Major North American Multimedia Retrospective Dedicated To Music Icon Miles Davis

(Montreal) – The first major North American multimedia retrospective dedicated to internationally renowned music icon Miles Davis entitled “We Want Miles”: Miles Davis vs. Jazz, recently debuted at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which combines image and sound to offer visitors a sensory experience inspired by Davis himself, will run through August 29, 2010


The exhibition-performance is divided into eight thematic and chronological periods, each covering the life and work of Miles Davis and highlighting his strong influence on other art forms. Each period from his birth, to his last major concert in Paris shortly before his death in 1991, is presented by a wide array of forms: previously unscreened or rare film footage, handwritten scores, instruments, original documents relating to his records, costumes and vintage pressings of his records. Additionally, twenty listening stations will permit visitors to immerse themselves as though in a recording studio, in the multiple musical currents reinvented by Miles Davis: Jazz, Funk, Rock, Bebop, etc.

Miles Davis’ 84th birthday on May 26, 2010 is being celebrated with The Genius of Miles Davis 21-pound trumpet case trove of 8 box sets (totaling 43 CDs and 8 Grammy Awards) plus extras, available for pre-order at MilesDavis.com starting on his birthday with shipping in September; The Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (3 CDs plus DVD plus 180-gram double gatefold vinyl) and the multi-disc Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition (2 CDs plus DVD) both available August 31; Two vinyl configurations of Miles’ classic Kind of Blue released in November; the “Miles Davis Tribute” high-performance headphones by Monster Cable, the first audio hardware product to bear his name and signature, and the re-vamped MilesDavis.com, a dynamic website environment completely redesigned and updated with news and information, video content, exclusive photography,special daily and weekly deals and items for sale through the Icon Collectible store.

Fifteen years and eight GRAMMY Awards after its launch in 1996, Columbia/Legacy’s critically acclaimed Miles Davis Series continues to honor the most prolific and influential figure in 20th century modern jazz.

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