Mark Ledford: Blue in Green

Track

Blue In Green

Artist

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

CD

Miles 2 Go (Polygram 537319)

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Musicians:

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

Scott Brown (keyboards), Victor Bailey (bass), Jeff Haynes (percussion)

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Composed by Miles Davis

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Recorded: Dahjelon Recording Studios, Rochester NY

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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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