I loathe Jazz of any kind...but It looks nice!
The Genius of Miles Davis -
the most comprehensive and lavishly packaged collection ever dedicated to a single musical artist.
Luxuriously packaged in a custom built, limited-edition Martin trumpet case, The Genius of Miles Davis presents the artist's complete body of work recorded for Columbia Records between 1955-1985 in 8 deluxe box sets, documenting every important phase of The Prince of Darkness's musical life.
Upon signing to Columbia Records in 1955, the restless genius embarked on a musical path that would find him spearheading every major musical movement of the second half of the 20th Century. No other musical artist would be as all-embracing, influential, and ever-changing, earning him the moniker, "The Picasso of Jazz."
Whether attired in a Brooks Brothers suit elegantly embracing a heartbreaking ballad, or sporting bell bottoms and an Afro and playing pure fire, Miles Davis was the arbiter of all new sounds, new fashions, and the world of ineffable cool. All of this and so much more is captured in this ground-breaking collection.
The Genius of Miles Davis is an unprecedented look into the life of an artist in constant flux, ever- breaking new stylistic ground, changing the social landscape, and in tireless pursuit of that mysterious and intangible quality we call "genius."
les Davis was also an accomplished painter whose work has been consistently shown internationally, and has been the subject of numerous books. Now, a previously unpublished fine art lithograph of one of Miles's most striking paintings has been added to this deluxe collection. His dream-like vision of dancing women provides yet another facet of his extraordinary talent.
Also unique to this collection is an exact replica of the "Gustat" Heim 2 mouthpiece used by Miles during his career. Created exclusively for this collection by Kanstul, the custom-designed mouthpiece, with all of its original detailing, was the medium through which all of Miles's most haunting and beautiful sounds passed through.
The last bonus item to be included in The Genius Of Miles Davis is a custom-designed T-shirt manufactured exclusively for this collection by Trunk Ltd. Pictured against a rich black background is Miles Davis sporting his trademark shades and playing his one-of-a-kind Martin trumpet.
e Genius of Miles Davis is the most luxuriously packaged musical collection ever presented.
Individually numbered to 1955, the year Miles singed to Columbia Records, the outer box is an exact replica of the trumpet case Miles used during his career. A special Miles Davis metal insignia adorns the outside cover. The interior is customized in lush blue velvet, and an iconic, noirish image of Miles adorns the inner wall. As the case is opened, there's Miles Davis in all his dark and mysterious beauty staring at you.
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