'Footprints' recording debuts online ahead of Miles Davis' 'At the Fillmore' box set

'Footprints' recording debuts online ahead of Miles Davis' 'At the Fillmore' box set

March 11 (UPI) -- Previously unreleased Miles Davis recording of "Footprints" debuts online ahead of "Miles at the Fillmore" box set release March 25.
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Yusef Abdul Lateef, jazz great, dead at 93

Yusef Abdul Lateef, jazz great, dead at 93

SHUTESBURY, Mass., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning, Tennessee-born jazz musician and composer Yusef Abdul Lateef has died at home in Shutesbury, Mass., said his official website.
Steven Van Zandt talks 'Sun City' and fighting apartheid

Steven Van Zandt talks 'Sun City' and fighting apartheid

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A week after the death of Nelson Mandela, Steven Van Zandt took a moment to reflect on the part he and other musicians played in trying to fight apartheid.
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Jazz musician George Duke dead at 67

Jazz musician George Duke dead at 67

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jazz, funk and R&B musician George Duke has died of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Los Angeles, his record label Concord Music Group confirmed.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 26, 2013.
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Montreux Jazz Festival Claude Nobs dies

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival held in Switzerland, has died from a cross-country skiing accident, festival organizers said. He was 76.

Rain Pryor: My comedy differs from Dad's

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Rain Pryor, doing a solo show at a Woodstock, N.Y., fringe arts event, says her comedy is different from that of her late comedian-actor father Richard Pryor.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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Jazz musician Billy Taylor dead at 89

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Jazz musician Billy Taylor has died of a heart attack in a New York hospital, his family said Wednesday. He was 89.

Davis trumpet, Benson guitars to be sold

BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A trumpet that belonged to jazz great Miles Davis is hitting the auction block at the Skinner Gallery in Boston.

Miles Davis biopic discussed by family

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Miles Davis' relatives revealed backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in New York that actor Don Cheadle may portray him on the screen.

Davis family feuds over Hall induction

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The son and daughter of the late Miles Davis are squabbling over who will represent the family at his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Miles Davis house in highway path

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The Missouri house where trumpeter Miles Davis reportedly got sober in the 1950s is in danger of demolition because it lies in the path of a new highway. The house and connecting farm in Millstadt, Mo., owned at one time by Miles Davis Sr., is where the f

Another Davis milestone moment

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Jazz at Lincoln Center will feature the music of late trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis with three concerts in its "Music of the Masters" series.
Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Many well-known musicians rose to prominence as members of Davis' ensembles, including saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, Dave Liebman, Branford Marsalis and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Horace Silver, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Kei Akagi; guitarists John McLaughlin, Pete Cosey, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Marcus Miller and Darryl Jones; and drummers Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, and Al Foster.

On October 7, 2008, his album Kind of Blue, released in 1959, received its fourth platinum certification from the RIAA, signifying sales of 4 million copies. Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Davis was noted as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz".

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