Special Programming

The Miles Davis Radio Project Episode 1

A Six-hour series highlighting the life, career and influence of jazz legend, Miles Davis.

HOUR #1—MILES DAVIS, THE EARLY YEARS (1926-1946)

Hour features interview segments with trumpeters Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Olu Dara and Lester Bowie, childhood friend, Millard Curtis, first bandleader Eddie RANDLE, drummer Art Blakey, singer Roberta Flack, bebop poet, PAINTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER  RICHARD “Prophet” Jennings, Congressman John Conyers, Miles Davis and many others. Musical demonstrations by Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Olu Dara and Lester Bowie.

The hour begins with an assessment of the career and influence of Miles, looks at his childhood in East St. Louis Illinois and also features collage theme sections including “Miles Sound”, “Miles and the Blues”,  “Miles and Fashion” and “the birth of Be-bop”.

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