JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2007 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Latin Side Of Miles

The Latin Side of Miles is a testament to the enduring popularity of Miles, but Miles never sounded like this. The trombone player, Conrad Herwig leads this group of great players in muscular versions of Davis and Coltrane classics. We had seen the sax player before with Pete LaRoca. And the trumpet player, Michael Rodriguez, who is taking Brian Lynch's place here was just at the Montage with Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts. Rodriguez was taking Terrell Stafford's place with Matt Wilson. Thanks to Jason Crane for straightening us out on trumpet situation. The percussion player sang and played a great Afro Cuban intro to "Flamenco Sketches" from "Kind of Blue" and I found myself wishing these guys had either more Miles or more latin in them. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next