This release is a doozy. Almost four hours long, the majority of Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Volume #4, a four-disc boxed set from Columbia/Legacy featuring mostly unreleased material, sounds amazing considering the technology of the time. Plus, it features three of the all-time bands in the history of jazz.
On Thursday, Columbia/Legacy Recordings announced that it is to release a most iconic four-disc box set, 'Miles Davis at Newport 1955-75: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4,' on July 17. And no, this is not another Dylan reissue, for once.
Regarded as the "greatest jazz album of all time," which "shaped 50 years of music" and is considerably a jazz album even for the non-jazz fan, Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue' will hardly fall into obscurity. So, why is it that a listing on eBay prices a signed copy of Kind of Blue at $35,000? And also, what makes any material worth all that coin?
Actors Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana have signed on to Don Cheadle’s movie about Miles Davis, "Kill the Trumpet Player." Cheadle will direct and star in the film, which is currently in preproduction.