Visions: Celebrating Miles Davis for his 98th birthday

Listen to “Visions” with host Kaleigh Wilder every Monday from 8-10 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

Miles Davis performing live in 1971.

Miles Davis performing live in 1971.

We’re celebrating a jazz legend’s birthday on this episode of Visions!

This past Sunday would have been Mile Davis’ 98th birthday. Listen in for selections from Miles’ discography, including Bitches Brew, 1971’s Live-Evil and Live at the Plugged Nickel.

I also feature long-form improvisations, spiritual jazz and subdued ballads in this relaxing playlist.

See the tracks below and listen to the episode on-demand for two weeks after it airs using the player above.

Visions Playlist for May 27, 2024

  • “Tiskiwin” – Chryzalid
  • “Nobu” – Herbie Hancock
  • “Little Church” – Miles Davis
  • “central park west” – Joel Ross
  • “Springtime Again” – Sun Ra
  • “Yaphet” – Miles Davis
  • “Caminhos Cruzados” – Rosa Passos & Ron Carter
  • “‘Round Midnight” – Miles Davis
  • “There Is a Place” – Maisha
  • “Moment In Between the Rest (To Curve an Ache)” – Ambrose Akinmusire
  • “Dust” – Dorothy Ashby
  • “Love” – John Coltrane Quartet
  • “Spanish Key (feat. Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Dave Holland & Harvey Brooks)” – Miles Davis
  • “Isis and Osiris (feat. Pharoah Sanders)” – Alice Coltrane

Listen to Visions with Kaleigh Wilder every Monday from 8-10 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

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  • Kaleigh Wilder
    Kaleigh Wilder is a multi-instrumentalist and improviser based in Detroit. Speaking primarily through the baritone saxophone, Kaleigh combines elements of classical, jazz, avant-garde and Afro Diasporic influence into a unifying sound.