Electric Miles – Charles Pillow Large Ensemble

Electric Miles – Charles Pillow Large Ensemble

Label: MAMA Records

Release date: June 2018

Catalog number: M1055

Tracks:

> Pharaoh's Dance
comp: Joe Zawinul
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
> Bitches Brew
comp: Miles Davis
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
> Black Satin
comp: Miles Davis, Paul Buckmaster
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
> In a Silent Way
comp: Joe Zawinul
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
> Directions
comp: Joe Zawinul
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
> Sanctuary
comp: Wayne Shorter
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
> Yesternow
comp: Miles Davis
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
> Spanish Key
comp: Miles Davis
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase

“Electric Miles” celebrates the music of the early electric period of Miles Davis with big band arrangements of classics from “Bitches Brew”, “On the Corner”, “Jack Johnson” and “In a Silent Way”.  Trumpeters Tim Hagans and Clay Jenkins are featured as the “Miles” voice with Dave Liebman appearing on “Black Satin” and “Yesternow”.  Also featuring trombonist Michael Davis, Pillow on alto sax/alto flute; the band is powered by the rhythm section of drummer Jared Schonig and bassist Chuck Bergeron. This band is full of NYC seasoned pros and peppered with up and coming musicians.

Conducted and Arranged by Charles Pillow
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Charles Pillow comes from Baton Rouge, LA. After college at Loyola University, he pursued his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, NY. Since moving to NYC in 1987, he has appeared on over 100 recordings of jazz, pop luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Mariah Carey, Jay Z,Luther Vandross, Paul Simon, Michael Brecker, Bruce Springsteen, John Scofield, Tom Harrell, Dave Liebman, David Sanborn, to name a few.

In addition to an active performing and recording schedule, he is an Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone at the Eastman school of Music.

 

Featuring:

Charles Pillow, arranger, alto sax, soprano sax. flute, alto flute/ Colin Gordon, alto sax, soprano sax, flute / Luke Norris, tenor sax, clarinet/ CJ Ziarniak, tenor sax, / Karl Stabnau, bass clarinet •  Michael Davis, trombone/ Abe Nouri, trombone/ Jack Courtright, trombone/ Gabe Ramos, bass trombone •  Tony Kadleck lead trumpet/ Charlie Carr, trumpet/ Clay Jenkins, trumpet / Tim Hagans, trumpet

Julian Garvue, electric piano / Chuck Bergeron, electric bass/ Mike Forfia, acoustic bass on “Sanctuary”, “In a Silent Way”/ Jared Schonig, drums  •  Special Guest: David Liebman, soprano sax

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