Album of the Day
Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux
Along with Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis was the greatest trumpet player of all time and, like the legendary Satchmo, blazed trails in jazz that would inspire legions of followers. Quincy Jones' place in the musical pantheon is equally secure, with decades as a hit composer, arranger and producer on his resume. These two titans teamed for LIVE AT MONTREUX, a special reunion performance recorded at the famed Swiss music festival in 1991. Jones conducts both the Gil Evans Orchestra and the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band in support of Davis and other fine soloists playing arrangements Evans had done for such Miles masterpieces as SKETCHES OF SPAIN and PORGY AND BESS. Davis was rarely one to revisit his older music but Jones' persuasive powers helped make this fine set - the great trumpeter's final work – a reality. We'll wish Quincy Jones a happy birthday with LIVE AT MONTREUX.