This great album and concept comes from the ever changing musical mind of Miles Davis, a man who not only was one of the most individual stylists of the trumpet but a man who constantly altered his music to make it fresh and new not only for him but his followers. Sometimes he lost his followers as they could not adapt to his changes but he always gained new ones. This album is from his early 70's period and he was using electric instruments like electric piano and electric guitar and also utilizing some of the concepts of funk and rock. He was playing his trumpet acoustically on this date and was in good form and healthy. The people involved in this tribute are Davis on trumpet, Steve Grossman and soprano saxophone,Herbie Hancock on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Michael Henderson on electric bass, Billy Cobham on drums.Two lengthy compositions are heard and all of this music was heard on the documentary film on the life of one of Miles Davis' heros, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World,Jack Johnson. The music was conceived and recorded in 1970 and as Davis stated, the music should have gotten more acclaim than it did at the time. Tonight we relive that musical experience.
Dizzy Gillespie · JATP All-Stars
All The Things You Are
Roy Eldridge · JATP All-Stars
Ross Taggart/Bob Murphy · Mysteries and Tall Tails
Ross Taggart · Ross Taggart and Co.
Blues for Jimmy Q.
Linton Garner · Quiet Nights
Ross Taggart · The Ross Taggart Trio
Sonny Rollins · Sonny In Edmonton
Gavin Walker · Interview with Sonny
Miles Davis · A Tribute to Jack Johnson