Miles Davis With Quincy Jones & the Gil Evans Orchestra Live at Montreux 1991
Artist: Miles Davis
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Released: March 19, 2013
Reviewed: March 17, 2013
Miles Davis was a giant of 20th century music. I mean, who doesn’t think that about Miles Davis, huh? Davis was a monster on the trumpet, making the instrument cool to music enthusiasts’ young and old alike.
Because of Davis’ stature as a musician, he was asked to perform and the Montreux Jazz Festival many times. His last concert was on July 8, 1991, just a few months before his death. Despite a defiant “never look back” philosophy, Miles was persuaded by Quincy Jones and the recently departed Claude Nobs to take part in this tribute to his great friend Gil Evans, who had passed away in 1988. This truly unique concert was an historical event and a musical triumph, thankfully captured here for posterity. This show was previously available only in the Definitive Miles Davis at Montreux 10 DVD Boxed Set.
The line-up for this important performance featured Miles Davis (trumpet). Soloists: Kenny Garrett (saxophone) & Wallace Rooney (trumpet, flugelhorn). Quincy Jones conducting the Gil Evans Orchestra and the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band with the addition of Benny Bailey (trumpet, flugelhorn), Carles Benavent (bass) and Grady Tate (drums).
Whether you’re a Gil Evans fan or a Miles Davis fan – or both – this DVD is a must have for your personal library.