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Wallace Roney is one of those elder statesmen of the trumpet that still gets up on the bandstand week after week and proves to audiences night after night why we pair his name with such respect. Roney takes the idea of innovation in music very seriously and as we prepare for his run at Smalls Jazz Club this week, we’re taking a look at some words of wisdom that Mr. Roney has shared with us in the past.

Miles Davis alum, family, and some special guests got together as the Miles Electric Band to perform a couple of concerts the last couple months including the June 27 tribute to Miles Davis at the Hollywood Bowl which played host to Davis’ last public performance in August 1991, a month prior to his passing. We have some exclusive photos of their rehearsal courtesy of Ingrid C. Hertfelder of the Miles Davis Estate.

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.

We Want Miles, an interactive and multimedia tribute to the late trumpeter legend Miles Davis that made its first debuts in Paris and Montreal, is opening in Brazil today. Starting in Rio de Janeiro at the Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil from today from August 1st until September 28th, and then in Sao Paulo at SESC Pinheiros from October 19th until January 25th, We Want Miles Brazil will display the same incredible artifacts, photos, and music of Miles, but will also include some new special features.

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.

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL is currently hosting the Miles Davis Festival in celebration of the 85th Anniversary of Native-Illinois jazz icon Miles Davis’ birth. The four-month celebration (from January to April 2011) features 19 performances in venues large and small throughout a variety of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

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

It’s not everyday that you hear such a candid conversation between the nephew of Miles Davis talking with one of Miles’ most respected colleagues, confidants, and friends. Recorded exclusively for The Revivalist, Vince talks to legendary Trumpet player Wallace Roney about his honest camaraderie with the late musical genius, and the lessons about music, life and art that Miles passed on to generations thereafter. There are certain things related to his creative life that Miles only disclosed to his close confidant Wallace, and here are some rare gems…