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Miles Davis Celebrated In Montreux With ‘Soundtrack’ To His Life

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Marcus Miller paid tribute to their friend and mentor Miles Davis, performing a “songtrack to the life” of the late American trumpet player whose music electrified the world of jazz.

The two-hour concert, which stretched into the early hours of Thursday, was a highlight of the annual Montreux Jazz Festival, where Davis is still remembered for driving along Lake Geneva in a red Ferrari.

The jazz great, whose statue stands proudly in a park next to Miles Davis Hall, performed 10 times at Montreux, the last time just two months before his death at age 65 in 1991.

“It doesn’t feel like 20 years, it feels like 4 or 5. Miles’s music is everywhere. This is dedicated to the spirit of Miles Davis, the most beautiful thing he gave us,” said Marcus Miller, the gifted bassist who directed the homage at a sold-out Stravinski Auditorium.

Click here to read the complete review of the Miles Davis tribute in Montreux. Via Reuters.

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