You just know that jazz expert Oscar Treadwell is smiling on Cincinnati.
Ten years after his death, his adopted hometown provides the background for a major motion picture about jazz icon Miles Davis, Don Cheadle’s new "Miles Ahead."
Treadwell, who died on April 1, 2006, at age 79, was the jazz voice and conscience for Cincinnati for 46 years.
If a Miles Davis tune was heard on radio here, most likely it was on Treadwell's shows on WVXU-FM, WNOP-AM, WGUC-FM, WVAE-FM or WZIP-AM. In fact, "O.T." is such an institution that his shows are still on the air here at WVXU-FM 10 p.m.-midnight Sunday.
As Miles Ahead, actor/director Don Cheadle’s film about Miles Davis, opens in movie theaters this spring, WVXU presents a special look at Davis, the film and his music.
Featured are interviews with Cheadle, score composer Robert Glasper, members of Miles' family and music from the film. You’ll enjoy classic Miles Davis tracks: Seven Steps to Heaven, Frelon Brun, Miles Ahead, Solea, Black Satin, Prelude, part 2, So What, Back Seat Betty; and new cuts from Robert Glasper’s score.