Synopsis by Mark Deming
Miles Davis was a restless musical innovator who had little use for revisiting the music he had made in the past, but in the summer of 1991, Miles made an exception. Teaming up with Quincy Jones, Miles Davis appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Jones directing the Gil Evans Orchestra, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, and a handful of top soloists (including Benny Bailey and Grady Tate) as Miles and Quincy re-created Evans' striking arrangements for the albums Miles Ahead, Sketches of Spain, and Porgy and Bess. Miles & Quincy: Live at Montreux is a record of this historic concert, which proved to be Davis' last great triumph on-stage; less than three months later, Miles would be dead at the age of 65. Selections include "Boplicity," "Blues for Pablo," "Summertime," "Solea," and nine others.
music, backstage, jazz, music-festival, performer, rehearsal, remembrance