Date(s) - 05/24/2018
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
- ArtsEarth Partner
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Fronted by masterful trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a group of stellar instrumentalists and fusion-era Miles Davis alumni come together as Miles Electric Band, a multi-generational band specializing in the wired-up and funky music Davis created from the late 1960s to the ‘80s on albums including Bitches Brew and You’re Under Arrest.
Led by the legendary trumpeter’s nephew, drummer Vincent Wilburn, Jr., the band features many of the commanding musicians Davis tapped for his various jazz-rock ensembles, among them guitarist DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight of Davis and Herbie Hancock fame, Davis collaborators and keyboardists Robert Irving III and John Beasley, and percussionist Munyungo Jackson, a veteran of multiple Miles Davis tours and recordings from the late 80s and early 90s. They are joined by saxophone ace Antoine Roney, Prince’s last bassist Dywane Thomas Jr., tabla player Debashish Chaudhury, and turntable whiz DJ Hapa. Mentored by uncle and New Orleans saxophone luminary Donald Harrison, Scott aTunde Adjuah rocketed to recognition with his 2006 GRAMMY-nominated Concord debut, Rewind That. Standing at the cutting edge of jazz and new directions in R&B and electronic music, Scott released his triple-album Centennial Trilogy in 2017.
The Miles Electric Band, [performing] material from Davis’ festival-friendly 1969-74 period… quickly pumped up a party vibe.
– LOS ANGELES TIMES
An extraordinary swirl of world music, polyrhythms, rock and funk.
Miles Electric Band with Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah