“IN AN ACTUAL TRUMPET CASE”!

Introducing – The Genius of Miles Davis

Housed in an actual trumpet case!

43- CD Collection assembles all eight multi-CD, Grammy award winning box sets

 The consummate artistry of Miles Davis and the scope of his musical vision at Columbia Records is paid the ultimate tribute on THE GENIUS OF MILES DAVIS. Weighing in at 21 pounds and individually numbered to 2000, THE GENIUS OF MILES DAVIS is destined to be a treasure in the hands of true Miles Davis aficionados. A Direct to Consumer exclusive, this set is only available via GeniusOfMilesDavis.com, it is now available for pre-order at $1199.99 in advance of its September 14th release.

 The Genius of Miles Davis includes:

First and foremost there is, of course, the music, which is showcased as follows:

Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (6 CDs)

Miles Davis Quintet 1965-1968 (6 CDs)

The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (4 CDs)

Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings, 1955-1961 (6 CDs)

The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions (3 CDs)

The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (5 CDs)

Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Miles Davis, 1963-1964 (7 CDs)

The Complete On The Corner Sessions (6 CDs)

Then comes the treasure of wonderful extras within the case:

A mouthpiece replica of exactly the ‘Gustat’ Heim 2 model used by Davis especially created by Kanstul.

A previously unseen and unavailable fine art lithograph by Davis, who was a dedicated and talented artist

A boutique-worthy T-shirt manufactured exclusively for this package by Trunk Ltd. showcasing the image of Davis playing his horn.

Images of each item included in the set as well as additional information and pre-order link can be found at MilesDavis.com

 Should anyone wish to write that I am insufficiently respectful of Miles Davis’s contributions to jazz, I would beg to differ.  However, this Sony enterprise leaves me feeling that the only appropriate thing to say is “No comment,” except when I tell people I spend my life thinking about and listening to jazz, a good many of them come up with Miles as the only name they can think of.  Products like this one — with an actual facsimile trumpet mouthpiece and trumpet case — seem fetishistic rather than musical.  Turning artists into commodities is sure to keep jazz alive!  Alas. . . .

7 responses to ““IN AN ACTUAL TRUMPET CASE”!

  1. An insufficiency of glabricious enthusiasm, and perhaps basic oleoferric discernment, has always mitigated my zest for the work of this Hallowed One.

    Either way, he was wealthy, and that fact always obviates any talent a person has so far as I am stitiatedly concerned. I’d love Wynton a lot more if he were a janitor or a park performer.

  2. Sorry, but I think it’s a clever packaging idea. Not one many will want or be able to afford, but for the rich kid Miles fan/trumpet student, a great birthday gift.

  3. My main objection is the price. That’s staggering.

  4. You said a mouthful, Chris! But seriously — should we hold it against Louis or Duke that they didn’t die poor? I was objecting more in this post to the packaging — as if we could buy authentic replica imitations of bits of the Shroud of Turin for our very own. If Sony had just offered the Complete Miles without the gravy and stuffing, I would not be so sour about the whole thing. But happy to hear from you, glabricious or otherwise. Cheers, MS

  5. Stompy Jones

    I ordered the less expensive Red McKenzie commemorative set, which includes a box of Kleenex and an actual comb.

  6. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have brought it to a-possibly-logical conclusion with this post: http://bit.ly/cdFfdn

  7. Steve, that’s absolutely brilliant — S.J. Perelman enters the world of jazz commerce. Hats off to you! Michael

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