Miles Davis – 2 Columbia Studios Acetate LPs, With 40 Minutes of Unreleased Music

An incredibly rare set of 2 Miles Davis ‘Columbia Records Studios’ acetate LP’s, with nearly 40 minutes of unreleased music.  These were used to compile Directions, the 1981 double album of previously unreleased Davis recordings.  We acquired these directly from Directions co-producer and Miles’ Columbia Records A&R man Jim Fishel. Fishel told us his previous compilation of unreleased […]

Miles Davis – Handwritten Letter to ‘Kind of Blue’ Producer Seeking Finder’s Fee For His Future Wife Betty Davis

A rare handwritten letter from Miles Davis to Columbia Records executive Irving Townsend, the co-producer of his breakthrough album Kind of Blue.  Davis is following up on a January 23, 1968 letter he’d sent inquiring as to whether he might receive a “participation arrangement” (i.e., a finder’s fee) for recordings made by his girlfriend Betty […]

Birdland – 1950’s Jazz Club Handbill / Brochure (Miles Davis / Duke Ellington / Charlie Parker / Count Basie)

A rare 1950’s brochure advertising the legendary New York jazz club Birdland, named after Charlie Parker, who played there along with virtually every major jazz musician of the era.  The cover lists a number of them–Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, and others.  Inside are great photos of musicians  and celebrity […]

Miles Davis – 1988 Australian Tour Concert Poster

A beautiful concert poster advertising Miles Davis’s 1988 Tour of Australia–his first visit to the continent.  The poster featured dates for his Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne shows with his “7 piece band”.  24″ x 33 1/2″, in near mint condition, with just a bit of very light wear to the edges.

Miles Davis – 1971 “Live-Evil” Era Boxing-Style Concert Poster

A beautiful boxing-style concert poster advertising a show by Miles Davis at the Portland (Oregon) State University Gym on May 1, 1971.  Davis’ touring group at that time featured Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira.  Davis released his acclaimed double album Live-Evil in November of 1971. This poster features a […]

Miles Davis – Signed Limited Edition “Amandla” Promotional Poster

A beautiful Miles Davis signed promotional poster for his 1989 Warner Bros. album AMANDELA.  Miles signed 150 numbered copies of this poster to be used as promotional items; this example is #77/150, and in near mint condition.  The 17″ x 35″ poster is printed on thick textured art paper and looks spectacular. The signature, in […]

Miles Davis Quintet – Signed 1964 Concert Program (with Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Ron Carter, Sam Rivers)

A program for a 1964 Amsterdam concert by the Miles Davis Quintet signed by Davis, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. The program is 4 pages, 8 ½” x 11”, with a Davis photo, biographical information in Dutch, and a full page advertisement for albums by Miles on CBS Records. In very […]

Miles Davis – Personal Notebook with Musical Compositions, Drawings and Notes for Unreleased Album, With Full Authentication

A notebook owned by Miles Davis, and filled with musical notations, drawings and notes regarding an unreleased album.  We acquired this from Davis’ producer, Randy Hall, who explains the notebook’s history in his accompanying letter of authenticity: “I first worked with Miles Davis on his 1981 album The Man With the Horn.  In 1985 and […]

Miles Davis – 1957 French EP Signed At The Paris Olympia

A rare 1957 Miles Davis French EP, signed by Davis circa 1957 on a “souvenir of the Paris Olympia” label applied to the front cover.  These stickers were occasionally found on records by artists who played the Olympia (there’s a French language website with other examples.) Miles and his group played the Olympia on November […]

Miles Davis Featuring Sonny Rollins – Near Mint “Dig” Prestige LP

A beautiful mono copy of Dig by Miles Davis featuring Sonny Rollins, on Prestige.  The deep groove disc, with Bergenfield, NJ labels, is in near mint condition.  The cover, with a laminated front, is in near mint condition (front) to excellent (back) condition, with a bit of rubbing and a stamp on the back.  A […]

Miles Davis Quintet – 1st UK Tour Program 1960 / “Kind of Blue” Era

A program for the Miles Davis Quintet’s first UK tour, in September/October 1960.  Davis had just released the acclaimed Sketches of Spain, following the previous year’s Kind of Blue, and on this tour was accompanied by Jimmie Cobb and Paul Chambers who had played on those albums, as well as the great Wynton Kelly and […]

Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus – 1957 Concert Handbill

A handbill advertising the 1957 Great South Bay Jazz Festival on Long Island, New York, featuring the Miles Davis Quintet with Sonny Rollins, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, the Horace Silver Quintet featuring Art Farmer,  Rex Stewart and His South Bay Seven featuring Coleman Hawkins, and others.  Sonny Rollins played in Miles Davis’ Quintet for […]

Rolling Stone Magazine – Bound Volumes #1 – 7 (Issues #1 – 105)

A rare set of Rolling Stone magazine, issues #1 – 105, bound in a limited edition of seven volumes and gifted by Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner to former Warner Bros. Records president Joe Smith.  Wenner and legendary San Francisco Chronicle music critic Ralph J. Gleason launched Rolling Stone with their debut issue on November […]

Miles Davis – Original Watercolor Painting

A stunning watercolor painting by Jazz great Miles Davis.  Davis began drawing and painting seriously in 1979, reportedly at the same time he was  coming off drugs.  He quickly became serious about his art, sketching compulsively, then beginning to work in watercolor and oils, and by the late 80’s was exhibiting his work around the […]

Miles Davis – Original Jim Marshall Photograph

An original 8″ x 10″ Jim Marshall photograph of Miles Davis, backstage at San Francisco’s Winterland Auditorium, in 1971.  This is a rare image of Davis smiling, something he rarely did in public.  This is an original handprinted silver gelatin print, and it’s in spectacular mint condition, with Jim Marshall’s studio stamp on the reverse. […]

Neil Young – Miles Davis – Fillmore East Concert Program

A rare original concert program for Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s concerts with special guests the Steve Miller Band and Miles Davis in March, 1970 at New York’s legendary Fillmore East.  The pairing of Young, early in his career, with jazz legend Miles Davis is a perfect illustration of the eclectic booking policy of Fillmore […]