The two are being honored as they join the ranks of the postage stamp family for the U.S. and also the French postal service.
“On behalf of the Miles Davis family, we are honored that the U.S. Postal Service and La Poste are paying homage to the timeless legacy of Sir Miles Dewey Davis,” said Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr. — Miles’ daughter, son and nephew, respectively.
Along with a commemorative stamp, Davis’s life will soon be on display in a feature film, currently in production. The movie will be directed by George Tillman, Jr., the Jazz player’s eldest son, Gregory Davis, will consult the production.
“Our intention is to make a feature film that will appeal beyond the worldwide audience of Miles Davis die-hard fans, to also include those who don’t know the first thing about the man, and introduce new ears to his music,” said producer Nick Davis Raynes. “In much the same way that Walk The Line and Ray were able to open the world’s eyes to the life stories of Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, respectively, we want to make a film that will do the same justice for Miles Davis. Miles, in his fifty-year career as a musician, transcends time, space and race.”