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WDET & Detroit Celebrate The Life Of Miles Davis

May 24, 2013

Question: What does Miles Davis Mean to you?

Join us this Memorial Day weekend for some special programming celebrating the great jazz legend Miles Davis birthday. Starting at 10 am on Monday morning with:

Miles Davis, Part 1, Miles Styles:
Miles Davis was the personification of restless spirit, always pushing himself and his music into uncharted territory. He was an innovative lightning rod for musicians from all genres — particularly the brightest young players. Davis created some of the 20th century's most challenging and influential music, and perhaps just as important, he created a "style."

Miles Davis, Part 2, Kind of Blue:
The best-selling jazz record of all time is a universally acknowledged masterpiece, revered as much by rock and classical music fans as by jazz lovers. The album is Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. Kind of Blue brought together seven now-legendary musicians in the prime of their careers: tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, pianists Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Jimmy Cobb and, of course, trumpeter Miles Davis.

In addition, Ann Delisi, Rob Reinhart and Nick Austin will feature Miles Davis tracks in their shows this weekend. Ed Love will pay special tribute to Miles during his show Saturday night. Listen to Craig Fahle's great interview with Ed Love on his personal experiences with Miles and see more photos from their conversation here.

Photo courtesy of Karpov the wrecked train

Enjoy our playlist of WDET hosts favorite Miles tunes and share yours below