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I think working with Clint has its own thing. I never met Miles, but I’ve heard stories about Miles about how he was Mr. Simplicity and just trusted his musicians. That’s what I would say about Clint as a composer and as a director. Basically the story is that I was up there recording something for his son, Kyle, for a soundtrack, and it was at Clint’s house. I had heard that he was around. I played a take and there was a couch right behind me. I said, “Ok that was cool, let’s try another one.” I went to sit down, and you know that moment when your knees buckle and you’re definitely going to sit down? It was literally like I caught myself right before I landed in his lap.

Why did we choose Bitches Brew for the first “Issue?” When one of our brethrens at Revive was asked to sit on the panel at last year’s CMJ Music Marathon Week by the Miles Davis Estate to talk about the intersections between jazz and hip-hop and how it relates to Bitches Brew, we jumped out of our seats and said “yes, yes!” At last there was a camp, the Miles Davis Estate, that like ours, valued progressive jazz music beyond the confines of strict genre assignments. We respected what the estate was doing, connecting with young cats in different areas of popular culture, and outside of academic jazz circles, to revitalize the legacy of Miles Davis—and not just Miles Davis—but the eras of music that can be connected directly back to his influence.

Today marks the One Year Anniversary of The Revivalist! Last year we kicked off the site with an entire issue dedicated to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, exploring not only the venerable and legendary musician, but also the innovations in music that emerged because of the album. Issue #1 was created in collaboration with the Miles Davis Estate, which we kicked off with an interview with our dear friends Erin Davis and Vincent Wilburn, Miles’ son and nephew, respectively. We thought to celebrate this milestone by reuniting with our dear friends. We got a chance to sit and chat with them about their most recent release the CD and DVD set of the Miles Davis Second Great Quintet Live in Europe 1967.

Come celebrate the legacy of the great Miles Davis Quintet at The Apple Store Soho this Tuesday, September 27th at 7pm. Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1, the CD and DVD set is a must-have collection for Miles fans, including a visually stunning collection of live performances.

We invite you to experience the panel on “The Intersection of Hip-Hop and Jazz” moderated by Raydar Ellis in a a 2 part series. A hand selected group of the panelists discuss the revival of jazz music through its marriage with hip-hop. Panelists talk about GURU’s legacy, how the use of new technologies has redefined the concept of jazz (formerly known as a genre stuck in a state of unchangeability) and what Miles Davis would play if he was still alive.

We invite you to experience the SXSW panel on “The Intersection of Hip-Hop and Jazz” moderated by Raydar Ellis in a a 2 part series. A hand selected group of the panelists discuss the revival of jazz music through its marriage with hip-hop. Panelists talk about GURU’s legacy, how the use of new technologies has redefined the concept of jazz (formerly known as a genre stuck in a state of unchangeability) and what Miles Davis would play if he was still alive.

On Wednesday, March 16th, Meghan Stabile (Founder/President of Revive Music Group), will be presenting on a SXSW panel moderated by Brian “Raydar” Ellis (Revive’s resident creative mastermind) on “The Intersection of Hip-Hop and Jazz.” They will share the roundtable discussion with Vince and Erin, as well as DJ Logic, and Andre Torres (Founder/Publisher of Wax Poetics).

“If you start not accepting creativity and you start having manufactured songs, then what is—where is the industry going? What do you get inspiration from? You know what I mean? That’s why Miles was Miles, because he was really able to create, and just have a blank canvass and create masterpieces.” – Vince Wilburn