Everyman Theatre @ 8:30pm
Tickets €30 (booking fees may apply)
More than 20 years after his death, jazz megastar Miles Davis continues to cast a long shadow over the music world. So it is fitting that this all-star project is named after the sensational Miles Davis album, Miles Smiles.
Released in 1967, it immediately caused uproar because of its high and inspired quality. Davis recorded the album with his famed second quintet, which included Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
Today, the memory of Miles Smiles will be evoked by some of most prodigious players in jazz today. All thrived in Davis’s final bands and they come together to pay sizzling tribute to their legendary employer.
Wallace Roney is the only trumpeter Davis ever mentored and he held down the trumpet chair in the great Tony Williams quintet.
Saxophonist Rick Margitza had a spectacular run, appearing on several Miles albums in the early ‘80s.
Joey DeFrancesco was 17 and unknown outside of Philadelphia when Davis recruited him, a spotlight that revived the flagging fortunes of the Hammond B3 organ.
Larry Coryell, one of the era’s dominant contemporary jazz guitarists, put in memorable studio stints with Davis in the mid-80s.
Electric bassi genius Ralphe Armstrong is one of the major jazz fusion trailblazers of all time, working with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jean-Luc Ponty, Earl Klugh, Geri Allen and many more disciples and associates of Miles Davis.
Drummer Omar Hakim, a veteran of Weather Report, appeared on the landmark Davis albums Tutu and Amandla.
This major gathering of Miles Davis associates should not be missed.