George Coleman, Mike Stern, Ron Carter & Jimmy Cobb – 4 Generations Of Miles (2002)
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The night of May 12, 2002, may go down as another important milestone on the timeline of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Four musicians, each representing a different Miles Davis band from his ever-evolving career, came together at the club Makor in New York City to do what everybody said couldn’t be done—effectively fuse together elements of the radically different styles that Miles embodied over his 45 years of professional performance.
Four Generations of Miles is an unusual tribute to Miles Davis, featuring a quartet made up of alumni from four different editions of the trumpeter’s bands, while omitting keyboards and trumpet entirely. Drummer Jimmy Cobb, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, bassist Ron Carter, and guitarist Mike Stern concentrate almost exclusively on the 1950s repertoire of Davis, excepting Ron Carter’s somewhat abstract, R&B-flavored “81,” which is from the mid-’60s. Stern’s sparse accompaniment for Coleman in “All Blues” works surprising well in place of a piano, while the percolating take of “On Green Dolphin Street” will get a listener’s feet patting. Coleman’s soulful playing is the centerpiece of a lush treatment of “Blue in Green.” Carter and Cobb provide a superb foundation for the soloists throughout this live recording. The creativity and musicianship throughout this excellent tribute make it stand head and shoulders above most such efforts.
01. There Is No Greater Love
02. All Blues
03. On Green Dolphin Street
04. Blue In Green
06. Freddie The Freeloader
07. My Funny Valentine
08. If I Were A Bell