Ahead of the release of Miles Ahead in UK cinemas this Friday, we celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important musicians.
Few knew Miles Davis better than his biographer and dear friend Quincy Troupe; he shares what makes Miles such a prolific influence on a generation of musicians even now, 25 years after his death. Three trumpeters, Manchester’s Matthew Halsall, London’s Sheila Maurice-Grey (Nérija) and Israeli musician Avishai Cohen share the impact that Miles has had on their career.
Elsworth James & Just Fab Deltones – Calypso Music
Tooli – Tompkins Square Park
Shola Adisa-Farrar & Florian Pellissier Quintet – Evolution
Miles Davis Documentary featuring biographer Quincy Troupe, and trumpeters Avishai Cohen, Matthew Halsall and Sheila Maurice-Grey.
Milly Mango – Love Scene
Gogo Penguin – Ocean In A Drop
Read our review of Miles Ahead.