|he great Miles Davis in a 1988 concert, deftly shot at the Munich Philharmonic Hall in Germany. Miles leads seven young and brilliant musicians through eleven numbers that epitomize the best of jazz - and the late development of the jazz-rock fusion that Miles Davis pioneered.
Interplay between Miles's classic trumpet and the ensemble's polish and dexterity is persistently astonishing. Drummer Ricky Wellman and percussionist Marilyn Mazur create gorgeous, infectious polyrhythms; Josephy McCreary plays searing electric guitar; Kenny Garrett builds brilliant sax solos. Electronic keyboard wizardry, which Miles did so much to make a part of jazz, is handled by two young virtuosi with dazzling effect.
A mix of extended improvisations and tight, funk-driven numbers keeps the proceedings lively - as does Miles's fatherly encouragement of his young bandmates. The unmistakable sound of Miles's trumpet pulls it all together. A thrilling evening from a master and legend of 20th-century music.
Recorded at the Munich Philharmonic Concert Hall during Munchner Klaviersommer, 1988.
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Running Time: @ 100 minutes
Dolby Stereo, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
DVD Region Code: 0 (Playable Worldwide)