David Hajdu
March 04, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

A Tribute to Miles Davis

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney
Producers
Qwest, Warner Bros.
genre
Jazz

We gave it a B

Another bunch of jazz stars influenced by Miles Davis play a bebop rite to the departed lord of the south side of darkness. Herbie Hancock, returning to relatively straight-ahead jazz, sounds just fine. And Wallace Roney, a particularly sharp young trumpet turk, sounds less like Miles than he used to. But what’s really the point of performing Davis’ old tunes almost as well as he? I mean, aside from putting his name on the cover of the CD?

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