In what would prove to be his final Montreux Jazz Festival appearance before his death later that year, jazz icon Miles Davis took part in a memorial concert for fellow musician Gil Evans. Among the songs performed are "Boplicity," "My Ship," "Miles Ahead," "Blues for Pablo," "Here Come de Honey Man," and more. 133 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, DTS; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, German; interviews.
This concert from July 8th, 1991 was the last of Miles Davis many appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and took place only a few months before his death. Despite a defiant never look back philosophy, Miles was persuaded by Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs to take part in this tribute to his great friend Gil Evans, who had passed away in 1988. This truly unique concert was an historical event and a musical triumph, thankfully captured here for posterity. Miles Davis was a giant of 20th century music and this concert is as much a tribute to him as it is to the late Gil Evans.