Mark Ledford: Blue in Green


Blue In Green


Mark Ledford (pocket trumpet, whistle, vocals, drum programming)


Miles 2 Go (Polygram 537319)

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Mark Ledford (pocket trumpet, whistle, vocals, drum programming), Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums),

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


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