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April 30, 2010


Miles Davis Podcast: Frances Davis

Miles’ first wife Frances Davis has graced the covers of three of Miles’ greatest albums (In Person At The Blackhawk, Someday My Prince Will Come, E.S.P.) and was by the legend’s side during the period from the late 1950’s through the mid 1960’s.

Joseph Vella Frances Davis

On a recommendation from the legendary music executive Chris Blackwell, I contacted Frances and met with her in Los Angeles. I conducted this interview outdoors on the beautiful grounds at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. Frances witnessed the genius of Miles first hand and on this episode, she shares her personal recollections of her life with Miles. – Joseph Vella

Frances recommends these recordings:
Lift To The Scaffold
Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet
1958 Sessions
Sketches of Spain
Someday My Prince Will Come

Miles Davis
Concord Music Group
Legacy Recordings
Verve Music Group

The Miles Davis Podcast Series features a cast of world class musicians sharing their passion for the music of Miles Davis. A collaborative project of Legacy Recordings, Concord Music Group, Verve Records & Rhino, the series is produced by Vella Interactive.

  1. May 2 2010

    great post as usual!

  2. j vella
    May 3 2010

    thanks and glad you enjoyed.

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