|2 disc set!
"Among the giants enthroned in jazz's pantheon, no one made as big, as broad, as bad-boy brazen of an impact on popular music in many manifestations -- jazz, rock and improvisation -- as Miles Davis. At the same time, he pioneered new routes for rock. The innovations Davis made in both jazz and rock spawned immediate followers in his time, and continue to infuse and energize the music of today. During the period c.1969-75, Davis also blazed new trails in improvisation. For Sky Garden, Yo Miles!'s 2nd recording and 1st release on Cuneiform, Kaiser and Smith have assembled an all-star cast culled from both the jazz and rock communities. The lineup here includes Smith on trumpet; Kaiser, Mike Keneally and Chris Muir on electric guitars; Michael Manring on bass; Steve Smith on drums; Karl Perazzo on percussion; Greg Osby (alto) and John Tchicai (tenor and soprano) on saxophones; and Tom Coster on percussion. It also features a number of special guests, including Zakir Hussain on tabla, Dave Creamer on guitar, and the ROVA Sax Quartet. The group's studio performance at The Site was recorded live, directly to a stereo DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recorder, in a manner comparable to how Davis recorded live to analogue tape. The result is a set of two hybrid SACDs (Super Audio CDs, a new technology for enhanced audio quality) playable in either an SACD player or on a standard CD player."