In the continuation of his acclaimed Legends of Jazz Series, the Justin Varnes Quartet plays tribute to Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet.
In the mid 1960s Miles Davis responded to the form-breaking influence of free jazz by surrounding himself with a group of brilliant young musicians and encouraging them to push him in new directions.
The group was Davis’s last with all acoustic instruments, and came to be known as his “second great quintet.” It featured Davis on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass
and Tony Williams on drums. Between 1964 and 1968 the quintet recorded a string of innovative albums, including E.S.P., Sorcerer and the transitional Miles in the Sky, in which Hancock introduces the electric Fender Rhodes piano.
Justin Varnes will explore the music, as well as the impact that Miles Davis’ life influences had on his musical legacy. It’s like taking in a concert and taking a jazz history class at the same time, and…
…oh, and they’ll also play their behinds off!
ONE SHOW ONLY: 7:00pm Admission: $25.
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