2 hours of an on-stage seat to a great show of music! It was very funky and fresh. From what I gather, this is the uncut version. There is a DVD out there. This had no credits, no intro, just the show. There was one small pause with a snowy screen, probably set break. After about 2 hours, it just cut off, during my favorite part. He was playing that familiar "ditty" (for lack of a better word) and improvising with the others, and I was enthralled. Still, the show was too great to worry about that. It was also kind of nice that it cut off in the middle of music. If I have to leave a show earl, I like to leave during good music. It stays with me as I make my way home.
Miles did a lot of directing in a very cool style. I loved the bassist. I even liked Scofield, and I'm not often a fan of his. I can't do justice to attempting to write it up, but All About Jazz has a great review of the commercial DVD.
I even liked the 2 pop covers. I thought he did them better and now that it's so far from the time, it's fun to hear the familiarity. I have a feeling I would have a different opinion in an earlier time. I never liked most of the music from the 80s.
Miles Davis (trumpet)
Robert Berg (sax)
Robert Irving III (synthesizer)
Daryl Jones (bass)
John Scofield (guitar)
Steve Thornton (percussion)
Vince Wilburn (drums)
Miles Davis à Montréal
by Tom O'Neill (Que., 1985, 120 min Beta dig.)
Uncut version of the famed June 28, 1985 concert in Théâtre
Saint-Denis. With John Scofield, Bob Berg, Darryl Jones.
Guest programmer: Robert Daudelin