The Miles Davis tribute concert held this year at the Hollywood Bowl on June 27th has been named one of the best Los Angeles jazz concerts of 2012 by LA Weekly. Here is an excerpt:
Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl is usually right down the middle. It’s rare to be challenged by much on stage, but it’s also rare to not enjoy yourself under the stars. For the Miles Davis tribute, between a straight-ahead, throwback set from Kind of Blue drummer Jimmy Cobb and a crowd-pleaser ’80s homage from Marcus Miller, the amps were cranked for Miles’ electric period. Guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight cut loose as Nicholas Payton filled the trumpet position with strength and attitude. The stage was loaded with wattage and they made the most of it. It was a pleasantly deafening assault that future jazz shows could learn from.
Read more at LA Weekly.