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50th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ ‘Kind Of Blue’ Album

Erin Davis (at left) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. present Jimmy Cobb with a special commemorative Kind of Blue 50th snare drum made by Steve Badalament of Innovation Drum Company.

Miles Davis Properties, LLC and Columbia/Legacy recently celebrated the R.I.A.A.’s certification 4x Platinum of landmark jazz album Kind Of Blue, and the release of the 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition with a cocktail party in New York City at the Beekman Hotel Penthouse (Top of the Tower). The event was attended by key Davis alums Jimmy Cobb, Lenny White, Wallace Roney and producer George Avakian. Iconic drummers Charley Drayton, Badal Roy, Robbie Gonzales and Buddy Williams were also in attendance, along with Martin Cohen and Matthew Cohen of Latin Percussion company, and Steve Badalament of Innovation Drum Company.

The event also paid special tribute to legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member from the Kind Of Blue sessions, with the presentation of a custom-made snare drum by Innovation Drum Company commemorating the album’s 50th anniversary.

Event sponsor Wente Vineyards showcased a handcrafted, limited-production wine poured by Karl Wente called The Nth Degree, and Russian Standard Vodka served guests the popular specialty drink “Kind of Blue” martini with caviar.

Kind Of Blue is the Number One best-selling jazz album of all-time and is ranked #11 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Miles Davis Properties, LLC is run by the heirs of Miles Davis, including son Erin Davis, daughter Cheryl Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr.

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