What It Is, Electric Miles Directions ’68-’86

Parco Della Musica Jazz Orchestra feat. Mike Stern -PDM rec. 2007

Mike Stern (guitar) and Kim Thompson (perc) guest artists

Maurizio Giammarco (conduction, tenor sax); Gianni Oddi, Daniele Tittarelli, Gianni Savelli, Marco Conti, Elvio Ghigliordini (reeds); Fernando Brusco, Claudio Corvini, Giancarlo Ciminelli, Aldo Bassi (tpts); Mario Corvini, Massimo Pirone, Luca Giustozzi, Roberto Pecorelli (tbns); Pino Jodice (keyboards); Luca Pirozzi (bass); Pietro Jodice (drums)

The PMJO devoted several projects to Miles Davis, including one on his electric period, which led to the creation of the concert documented here, which was attended by guitarist Mike Stern (former collaborator of Miles in the early eighties) and percussionist Kim Thompson. The excellent quality of the live recording transmits in full the enthusiastic atmosphere that accompanied the whole evening and the excellent performance of a Stern in a dazzling form.

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