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SFJAZZ Collective

 

SFJAZZ Collective
Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions

Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
Music of Miles Davis Series: SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Miles Davis  

SFJAZZ Collective

 

SFJAZZ Collective
Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions

Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
Music of Miles Davis Series: SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Miles Davis  

SFJAZZ Collective

An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each Collective member. Through this pioneering approach, simultaneously honoring music’s greatest figures while championing jazz’s up-to-the-minute directions, the Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form. For the SFJAZZ Center’s fifth season, our resident all-star ensemble presents new arrangements of music by the genius jazz innovator Miles Davis, and freshly minted compositions by the band. More than any other figure, Davis changed the sound of jazz – not once, but consistently over his career – from the birth of bebop in the 1940s to the integration of rock approaches that gave rise to the fusion movement in the 1970s. The Collective highlights the trumpeter and composer’s immense diversity of expression, interpreting epochal work from Davis’ endlessly inventive songbook. Each night of this residency will be recorded for the Collective’s new album release, documenting the work of Miles Davis and original compositions. Come be a part of the new recording!

Miles Davis Arrangements:
"So What" (Sean Jones)
"Tutu" (Robin Eubanks)
"Nardis" (Miguel Zenón)
"Teo" (David Sánchez)
"Joshua" (Warren Wolf)
"All Blues" (Edward Simon)
"Milestones" (Matt Penman)
"Bitches Brew" (Obed Calvaire)

Artist Personnel

Miguel Zénon alto saxophone
David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Sean Jones trumpet
Robin Eubanks trombonees
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Edward Simon piano
Matt Penman bass
Obed Calvaire drums

"The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going.. " — DownBeat
"As soloists you won't be able to find a finer collection of leaders who have come together in the spirit of communal communication. " — Jazzreview.com