Mark Ledford: Blue in Green
Blue In Green
Mark Ledford (pocket trumpet, whistle, vocals, drum programming)
Miles 2 Go (Polygram 537319)
Scott Brown (keyboards), Victor Bailey (bass), Jeff Haynes (percussion).
Composed by Miles Davis.
Recorded: Dahjelon Recording Studios, Rochester NY
Rating: 84/100 (learn more)
The late Mark Ledford was a gentle, multi-instrumental hit man for the Pat Metheny Group. Here, a modern, Hip-Hop spin is put on Miles' composition. With some slinky drum programming, rubbery basslines, layered vocalese, and terrific muted trumpet work, Ledford came up with an example of what Doo-Bop could have been. Sorry Miles, it's true! The listener can revel in the funk without the jazz details being swamped by the modern technology. It's a tough line to walk, but Mark Ledford made it look easy.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski
Tags: miles davis tributes