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A different side of Miles Davis: Vince Wilburn Jr. and Erin Davis share their memories of the jazz legend

Two people who knew Davis well — his nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., and his son, Erin Davis — share some memories of their time with the late great jazz legend, at home and on tour.
A still from Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool by Stanley Nelson. (Guy Le Querrec)

Originally published on Aug. 15, 2019

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Miles Davis' best-known record, Kind of Blue. To celebrate this milestone, a new documentary called Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool was released, and next month, a lost album from the '80s called Rubberband is set to come out.

We spoke to a couple of people who knew another side of the late great jazz musician: his nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., and his son, Erin Davis. They're both musicians and they've played in Davis' band. They shared some memories of their time with Davis, at home and on tour.

— Produced by ​Ben Edwards

 

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