Three of Miles Davis’ greatest moments:
The very essense of cool–Kind of Blue’s seminal “So What”, with Miles and John Coltrane:
And from Porgy & Bess, “Summertime” and “Here Come De Honey Man”, with Quincy Jones reviving Gil Evans’ sublime arrangements:
This second clip was from 1991, only a few months before Miles passed away. Apparently it was a Herculean effort by Quincy Jones to get Miles to sign onboard to play his late-1950s music one last time, possibly knowing that the end was near, depending upon some of the conflicting reports by Miles’ biographers. But in retrospect at least, the result is magnificent moment of closure for an incredible career that would eventually stray very, very far from its roots.