Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Blue Flame is the first completely fan-generated Miles Davis album, is available today. This digital only collection includes 10 of his greatest recordings, all chosen by fans who also designed the album artwork and submitted testimonials to create this release. Davis’ music, in all its periods from bebop to fusion, continues to speak to legions of fans and musicians alike, so this unique initiative asked fans to select their favorite tracks from 40 selections offered on the Miles Davis Facebook page. According to the label, more than 20,000 “Likes” had already been tallied by mid-August, with some songs grabbing more than 2,500 “Likes.” In addition, fans were invited to create artwork and contribute personal testimonials as to what Davis’ music has meant to them. The release of Blue Flame coincides with the 20th anniversary of Davis’ passing on September 28, 1991 at 65 years of age. Another recent release is The Miles Davis Quintet – Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1, which is the very first title in a series of rare and previously unreleased live recordings. Bootleg Vol. 1 premieres tracks from gigs in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden covering a wide stylistic repertoire.

Here is the final track listing, as voted by the fans:
1. 'Round Midnight
2. Bye Bye Blackbird
3. Summertime
4. So What
5. All Blues
6. My Funny Valentine
7. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
8. Black Satin
9. Go Ahead John
10. Human Nature

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