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Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith

Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith

Suddenly, there’s a wellspring of interest in Miles Davis’ notorious electric period. The latest in a series of tributes is Yo Miles (Shanachie), a summing up of mid-’70s Miles by guitarist Henry Kaiser and trumpeter Leo Wadada Smith. This two-cd set-sprawling jams that evolve organically just as the pieces did on Dark Magus, Panagea, Agharta, In Concert, On The Corner and Get Up With It-captures the renegade spirit of Miles’ most provocative music.

With a core band of Michael Manring on bass guitar, Nels Cline and Chris Muir on guitars, Lukas Ligeti and Wally Ingram on drums and percussion,Yo Miles also features a host of special guests including John Medeski on organ, Freddie Roulette and Elliott Sharp on lap steel guitars, Paul Plimley on piano and the Rova Sax Quartet on reeds.

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