Fridays at Five
Miles Davis Celebration Month
MILES FROM INDIA
PREMIERE • FRI, MAY 7 • 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)
ENCORE • SAT, MAY 8 • 10 AM PT (1 PM ET)
Recorded APR 1, 2017
A project sparked by discussion between visionary jazz producer/arranger Bob Belden and label owner Yusuf Gandhi regarding the Indian instrumentation used by Miles Davis on his classic 1972 fusion album On the Corner, Miles from India is devoted to re-imagining Davis’ music by an ensemble made up of Miles Davis alumni, today’s jazz greats, and a host of master Indian classical musicians
Rez Abbasi guitar
V. Selvaganesh kanjira
V.K. Raman flute
Salar Nader tabla
Darryl Jones bass
Javon Jackson saxophone
Tim Hagans trumpet
Adam Holzman piano, keyboards
Vince Wilburn drums
Ndugu Chancler drums
Almost a decade after the Belden-produced all-star album was released, this group featuring Davis’ nephew and drummer Vince Wilburn, the late drumming icon Ndugu Chancler, bassist Darryl Jones, keyboardist Adam Holzman, saxophonist Javon Jackson, khanjira virtuoso V. Selvaganesh, tabla player Salar Nader, and guitarist Rez Abbasi came together in April 2017 to explore the rich trove of the Miles Davis songbook, from Kind of Blue to Bitches Brew.
Connections: Miles From India (On the Corner)
East Meets West: Indian Classical Music and Jazz (On the Corner)
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Fridays at Five: Launching a Digital Experience (On the Corner)
MAY 7 Miles From India
MAY 14 Robert Glasper: Everything's Beautiful
MAY 21 Chano Domínguez: Flamenco Sketches
MAY 28 Miles Electric
& MORE TBA
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