To acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the death of Miles Davis on 28 September 1991, this week’s Cosmic Jazz featured My Miles – your chance to choose a favourite track to be played on the show. Texting to CJ live on 07797 800712 resulted in the Miles tracks on the playlist below.
On Bias Magazine – the programme before Cosmic Jazz – presenter Cheryl interviewed singer Gregory Porter whose tune 1960 What? featured recently in our Top Ten. Derek was also in the studio to share interview duties – catch it on Listen Again if you missed it live.
- Miles Davis – Tutu
- Miles Davis – Go Ahead John (Part 1)
- Gregory Porter – Pretty
- Nat King Cole – Let There be Love
- Miles Davis – So What (live)
- Max Roach – Members, Don’t Get Weary
- Shirley Horn – You Won’t Forget Me
- Stefania Rava – When Sammy Gets Blue
- Roy Haynes – Processional
- Leon Greening – Singapore
- Miles Davis – Julien dans l’ascenseur
- McCoy Tyner – Sama Layuca
- Miles Davis – Black Satin
Miles also features in our videoclip this week. Here he is – in all his 1970s splendour – at the Isle of Wight Festival. When asked what the 38 minute piece he played should be called, Miles simply said “Call it anything.” And that’s what it became known as. In fact, it is much of the Bitches Brew album, released that year. This remains outstanding, powerful music and a touchstone for much of what came later.