Miles Davis – 1981 Hollywood Bowl Boxing-Style Concert Poster

A beautiful Miles Davis boxing-style cardboard concert poster advertising his September, 1981 performance at the Hollywood Bowl.  After a six year hiatus, Miles had only returned to playing concerts two months earlier.  In 2010 this concert was released as  “Live At The Hollywood Bowl.” Printed by Colby Poster Printing Co. in Los Angeles, this simple yet […]

Miles Davis – Near Mint 1959 Stereo 1st Pressing ‘Kind of Blue’ LP

A beautiful 1959 stereo first pressing of Miles Davis’s masterpiece Kind of Blue, the best selling jazz album of all time–for good reason, with his backing musicians being John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. The beautiful very lightly played deep groove disc, with 6-Eye labels,  is in Near Mint condition.  […]

Miles Davis / Gil Evans / John Coltrane – Unreleased 1959 ‘The Sound of Miles Davis’ Acetate LP, Documents (‘Kind of Blue’ era)

An almost certainly unique 1959 acetate of the CBS television program The Sound of Miles Davis, filmed while he was recording his landmark album Kind of Blue.  This acetate and the accompanying documents were previously owned by Kind of Blue producer Irving Townsend. The Sound of Miles Davis was part of the CBS arts and […]

Miles Davis – 1959 Mono White Label Promo ‘Kind of Blue’ LP

A very rare 1959 white label promotional copy of Miles Davis’s masterpiece Kind of Blue, with the six-eye, deep groove label. The disc is in VG- condition, with many superficial marks, but nothing feelable.  It plays very well, with just light surface noise, and  provides a very enjoyable listening experience. There are no significant clicks, […]

Miles Davis / John Coltrane – “Kind of Blue” Era Boxing-Style Concert Poster

An impossibly rare boxing-style concert poster for a March 1960 jazz concert San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium, headlined by the Miles Davis Quintet (with John Coltrane.) This show, billed as Dimensions in Jazz For Swinging Moderns, was Coltrane’s second-to-last US date with Davis’s group; after a three week European tour, he left Davis’s band and went […]

Miles Davis – 1973 UK CBS Promotional Poster

A 1973 UK CBS Records promotional poster advertising Miles Davis’ four most recent albums, Basic Miles, In Concert, and Live Evil.  The poster is in very good+ condition, with some light creasing from rolling, five staple holes to the outer edges of the white border, and a small repaired tear to the black area of […]

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 – Near Mint 1958 Prestige “Miles Davis and Horns” LP, Deep Groove, RVG

A 1958 second pressing of Miles Davis and Horns, on Prestige Records.  The very lightly played deep groove disc is in Near Mint- condition, and is identical to the 1956 first pressing other than the Bergenfield, NJ address on the labels (the first printing cover has the 447 West 50th address). The laminated front cover […]

Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, etc. – 1949 Paris International Festival of Jazz Handbill

A very rare handbill advertising the 1949 Paris Festival International de Jazz, presented in part by the Hot Club de Paris.  This legendary event saw the leading lights of the recent Bebop movement (Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Max Roach, Tad Dameron, Kenny Clarke) playing alongside legendary swing and traditional musicians (Sidney Bechet, Pete […]

Miles Davis – Silkscreen Concert Poster

A beautiful silkscreen poster advertising “Miles Davis In Concert”.  Screenprinted on matte black stock, this 16″ x 25 1/4″ poster was found in a collection of concert posters from the Northwest.  We haven’t been able to find another example online, but presume this was either wildposted with concert dates pasted below, or perhaps sold at […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]