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KCRW Plans Tribute to Miles Davis

June 28, 1996

Radio station KCRW-FM (89.9) will celebrate American musician Miles Davis on July 5 with "The Miles Davis Radio Project," an eight-hour documentary on his life and music.

Narrated by Danny Glover, the 9 a.m.-5 p.m. program includes interviews with Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Philip Glass, the late Dizzy Gillespie and others.

The program's final two hours will feature digital performances, recorded in 1988 and 1989 exclusively for the "Miles Davis Radio Project."

Also included will be rare performances of Davis' earlier bands, with members including Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

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