The Miles Davis Radio Project
Winner 1991 | Zouk Productions
Capturing this mercurial and mythic figure in contemporary jazz presented a daunting task. Zouk Productions proved up to the challenge, in this effective and compelling series. Produced during the period when Miles Davis was writing his autobiography, The Miles Davis Radio Project includes exclusive interview material with Miles, rare recordings of him rehearsing his band in preparation for a tour and never-before-released outtakes from some of his classic works. The series includes important broadcast “firsts” - a newly discovered interview with Charlie Parker and the long-sought-after first recording with John Coltrane. Some of the music industry’s most renowned figures, including Dizzy Gillespie, Roberta Flack, Quincy Jones and Carlos Santana pay tribute to one of this country’s greatest musicians in a series that also serves as an introduction to jazz. The Miles Davis Radio Project, produced by Steve Rowland with Quincy Troupe and Jay Allison, writers Larry Abrams, Steve Rowland and Jay Allison and hosted by Danny Glover, is a milestone in radio biography destined to become the definitive record of the career of this important musician. For The Miles Davis Radio Project, a 1991 Peabody Award to Zouk Productions.
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