When Marcus Miller tapped young trumpet sensation Christian Scott to re-interpret Miles Davis for a new spin on the classic “Tutu” album, both men seemed undaunted by the task at hand.
“Christian’s had hit records, he’s a forward looking guy and he knows his history,” said Miller, in praise of the 27-year-old Scott.
Meanwhile, New Orleans native Scott, heralded as the architect of a new genre of neo-jazz fusion, took it all in his stride.
“No, I wasn’t really daunted,” said Scott. “I think a lot is made of something like that, but when I decided to do the project with Marcus, and we started rehearsing, he told me to approach it the way I would with any project. So, I just tried to do my job and make music to make people happy.”
The results will be seen this Saturday as Miller’s Quartet — with saxophonist Alex Han and drummer Lou Petto — take to the Hollywood Bowl’s revolving stage as part of the two-day 32nd Playboy Jazz Festival.
To read the full article from Olu Alemoru, staff writer for Wave Newspapers, visit http://www.wavenewspapers.com.