Take 2@2 for Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 today we are highlighting two celebrations with one ageless song. Tomorrow marks the 90th birthday of Miles Davis. Truth be told it is rare when I do not have a Miles Davis song on my phone’s playlist. To call Davis only a jazz musician is an extreme disservice to his art and legacy. Miles Davis certainly transformed jazz but he also worked in rock, classical, African rhythms, and was one of the first musicians to understand the potential in electronic music.
Miles also helped launch the careers of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock just to name a few. Now Miles is the subject of the biopic Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle. You can see the trailer below:
In 1985, Davis released You’re Under Arrest. The album is laced with Davis’ political thoughts and covers of two pop songs Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.”
I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.
– Tad Abbey