Miles Davis alum, family, and some special guests got together as the Miles Electric Band to perform a couple of concerts the last couple months including the June 27 tribute to Miles Davis at the Hollywood Bowl which played host to Davis’ last public performance in August 1991, a month prior to his passing. We have some exclusive photos of their rehearsal courtesy of Ingrid C. Hertfelder of the Miles Davis Estate.

Photographs by Ingrid C. Hertfelder

Nicholas Payton, trumpet
Antoine Roney, saxophones
Darryl Jones, bass
Munyungo Jackson, percussion
Badal Roy, tabla
Blackbyrd McKnight, guitar
Mino Cinelu, percussion
John Beasley, piano
Robert Irving III, keyboards
Vince Wilburn, Jr., drums
DJ Logic, turntables

The group performed classics from the 1969-1974 period of Miles including “Jack Johnson,” “Nefertiti,” “Jean Pierre,” and “Spanish Heat.”

Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn explains that they “weren’t trying to remake the music. You can’t do that. We are interpreting the music from our own perspective. The spirit was inside all of us.”

Robert Irving III rehearses on the keys

 

 Badal Roy lays down some tabla

 

 Blackbyrd McKnight on guitar

Antoine Roney blows through some sax parts 

 

John Beasley holds down the piano parts 

Mino Cinelu layers in his percussion parts

Photographs by Ingrid C. Hertfelder

Courtesy of the Miles Davis Estate

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