April was a good month for Miles Davis, as a slew of bands dipped into the great band leader’s songbook. This week’s SM mix features some of the best there was to offer. We open with The Dead from 4/18 doing Milestones. Bobby covers the tune regularly with Ratdog, but this particularly hot version makes great use of both Warren and the Rhythm Devils.
Also out in the Boston area was Club d’Elf, who celebrated their 11th anniversary at the Lizard Lounge with a tripped out In a Silent Way, Mister Rourke supplying the samples. Two of the original musicians from that ground breaking album, John McLaughlin and Chick Corea, just finished the third leg of a tour with the Five Peace Band, featuring Christian McBride, Kenny Garret and Brian Blade, and they regularly encored with what they were calling In a Silent Way (The Short Version), but is actually It’s About That Time.
Finally, to cap things off, it’s worth heading back to the source, back to Miles himself from Bitches Brew with Miles Runs the Voodoo Down. Enjoy!