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Playlist: Miles Davis by Joyride Media

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Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue

From Joyride Media | Part of the Black History Month Specials series | 59:00

One-hour special explores the creation and impact of Miles Davis' album "Kind Of Blue."

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On two days in the spring of 1959, after a string of critically acclaimed and succesful albums, Miles Davis recorded what would become Kind Of Blue.  Nothing would ever be the same – for Jazz or for Miles Davis.


There’s no real way to tell why a record captures the imagination and attention of the world.  Some do, some don’t.  Miles Davis constantly recorded music, and almost all of it added to his popularity and critical acclaim.  But over the years, Kind Of Blue found a larger and larger audience.  Soon enough, it became the best selling Jazz album of all time.


Through the host Josh Jackson and interviews with musicians Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Cobb, Jackie McLean, David Amram and others, you will hear the story of the making of Kind Of Blue, as well as the lasting impact of this classic Jazz staple.

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

From Joyride Media | 59:00

One hour special follows the creation and influence of Miles Davis' heaviest album.

Brewspecial_small Interviews include Bitches Brew band members Lenny White, Benny Maupin, John McLaughlin, Harvey Brooks and more.  Music also features the rare live recordings from the deluxe editions.  Produced by Joyride Media.

Miles Ahead

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Biopic? Don Cheadle just exploded that.

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Gunfights. Car chases. A shady journalist. An artist on the edge. These are not the things you’d expect from a film about a jazz musician.

But with Miles Ahead, director and star Don Cheadle created a portrait of Miles Davis that the legendary trumpeter would have loved to be a part of. 

Josh Jackson hosts an hour of conversation with Don Cheadle, Miles' son Erin Davis, nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. and film score composer Robert Glasper. 

Jazz: The '59 Sound

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Exploration of some of the enduring jazz recordings of 1959.

Jazz59_small New one-hour radio special salutes the 50th anniversary of the landmark albums by Miles Davis (Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain), Charles Mingus (Mingus Ah-Um), Dave Brubeck (Time Out) and others that helped make 1959 Jazz’s greatest year.