Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic

Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XII: Sketches of Miles - 2 CD-Set

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9948-2
  • Barcode: 614427994820
  • German Release: 26/08/2022
  • Genre: Jazz

A tribute to Miles Davis. The music of an icon, re-imagined, with elements from modern jazz and orchestral arrangements by Magnus Lindgren and Hans Ek. Featuring US-American trumpeter Theo Croker and his quartet and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

CD € 18,00

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Among the legends of jazz, Louis Armstrong still stands out as the best known of them all, but Miles Davis also has his unique place: as the greatest genius and innovator the art form has ever known. Born in St. Louis in 1926, the trumpeter was not just an instantly recognizable figure, he was a visionary who repeatedly gave new, decisive impulses to modern jazz, starting in the early 1940s while still in his teens, when he was at the heart of the invention of bebop. Then, in 1949, he countered the heat of bebop with cool jazz. And when the groundbreaking recordings of this period were released on “Birth of the Cool“ as late as 1957, Miles Davis, together with the masterly arranger Gil Evans, was already anticipating the next mini-revolution: modal jazz. Between 1957 and 1959, three epoch-making albums in this idiom were produced in qu...

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Theo Croker Quartet:
Theo Croker / trumpet & leader
Danny Grissett / piano
Joshua Ginsburg / double bass
Gregory Hutchinson / drums
Magnus Lindgren / conductor, tenor sax (on So What) & flute (on All Blues)

Mitglieder der Berliner Philharmoniker:
Michael Hasel & Egor Egorkin / flute
Matic Kuder*, Andraž Golob & Manfred Preis / clarinet
Markus Weidmann / bassoon
Andrej Žust & Sarah Willis / horn
Guillaume Jehl, Lennard Czakaj** & Marc Ullrich* / trumpet
Olaf Ott, Thomas Richter* & Susann Ziegler* / trombone
Peter Kanya** / tuba

* Guest / ** Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

Recording Information

Music arranged by Magnus Lindgren (01, 03 & 04)
and Hans Ek (02 & 03)

Curated and produced by Siggi Loch

Live at Philharmonie Berlin, 27.11.2021
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover art (detail) by SHOSHU / ACT Art Collection