I first met and interviewed the great pianist Steve Kuhn when I was producing The Traneumentary podcast series in 2007. And while we were talking about John Coltrane, Steve kept referencing the first great Miles Davis Quintet that featured Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.
Guitarist Nels Cline is just electrifying to hear and watch when he is performing with Wilco. I had the pleasure of seeing him with the band at Coney Island last summer and it was nothing short of brilliant. Nels has the package: the chops, the sound, the cool guitars and the look.
Versatile trumpeter Chris Botti might be the biggest Miles Davis fan that I have ever met. There is nothing that Chris does not know about Miles, his trumpet artistry, recordings and legacy. His energy on the subject is boundless and on this podcast episode, you will hear that passion for yourself.
Sensational trumpeter Christian Scott grew up listening to Miles Davis. And as the young musician has matured, he has never forgotten those early impressions from the classic Miles recordings during the Prestige years.