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Star People Plays Miles Davis in 1968
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Star People is a group of stellar Buffalo jazz musicians that reimagines the music of Miles Davis. For this event, they will feature the music of Miles’ 1968 recordings “Filles de Kilimanjaro” and “Miles in the Sky.” In 1968, Miles Davis was on the brink of full immersion in a funk-rock-jazz amalgam. The use of electric piano, electric bass, and straight eighth-note drum grooves were the first premonitions of this monumental change. But also significantly Miles was exploring more complex musical structures including evolving vamps for solos, multi-part compositions, and exotic harmonies. This concert highlights the gestation of Jazz Rock and the accumulation of energy toward its birth.
Musicians include Bobby Militello, alto saxophone and flute; Tim Clarke, trumpet; Andy Weinzler, tenor saxophone; George Caldwell, piano; Joe Goehle, bass; John Bacon, drums.
Jeff Miers, Buffalo News Music Critic, offers social commentary through music criticism of the times. Constance Caldwell, actress, interprets brief selections from James Baldwin, Denise Levertov, William Shakespeare as it relates to 1968 and the present.