Four Generations of Miles: A Live Tribute to Miles

Four Generations of Miles: A Live Tribute to Miles

by Jimmy Cobb

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Overview

Four Generations of Miles is an unusual tribute to Miles Davis, featuring a quartet made up of alumni from four different editions of the trumpeter's bands, while omitting keyboards and trumpet entirely. Drummer Jimmy Cobb, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, bassist Ron Carter, and guitarist Mike Stern concentrate almost exclusively on the 1950s repertoire of Davis, excepting Ron Carter's somewhat abstract, R&B-flavored "81," which is from the mid-'60s. Stern's sparse accompaniment for Coleman in "All Blues" works surprising well in place of a piano, while the percolating take of "On Green Dolphin Street" will get a listener's feet patting. Coleman's soulful playing is the centerpiece of a lush treatment of "Blue in Green." Carter and Cobb provide a superb foundation for the soloists throughout this live recording. The creativity and musicianship throughout this excellent tribute make it stand head and shoulders above most such efforts.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2002
Label: Chesky Records
UPC: 0090368023827
catalogNumber: 238
Rank: 5059

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Cobb   Primary Artist,Drums
Ron Carter   Acoustic Bass
Mike Stern   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Ron Carter   Composer
David Chesky   Producer
Miles Davis   Composer
Bill Evans   Composer
Sonny Rollins   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Norman Chesky   Executive Producer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Chip Stern   Liner Notes
Aldo Sampieri   Art Direction
Barry Wolifson   Engineer
Rick Eckerle   Engineer

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