Rick Margitza (saxophone); Wallace Roney (trumpet); Robben Ford (guitar); Joey DeFrancesco (trumpet, Hammond B3 organ); Darryl Jones (bass); Omar Hakim (drums).
An all-star project named after a sensational Miles Davis album. The album, Miles Smiles, was released in 1967 and immediately caused uproar because of its high and inspired quality. Davis recorded the album with his famed second quintet, which included pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter (who also composed (Orbits and Footprints). Today, the memory of Miles Smiles will be evoked by a selection of all stars who all have their own history with the legendary trumpet artist. Of course Wallace Roney (trumpet) will perform a leading role; he accompanied Davis on stage at theMontreux Jazz Festivalin 1991. But saxophonist Rick Margitza, Hammond player Joey DeFrancesco, bassist Darryl Jones and drummer Omar Hakim all share so many Miles experiences that this project is bound to become a spectacular happening. And it might seem remarkable that blues guitarist and Grammy Award winner Robben Ford will be playing as well but he was already present at the Festival, in 1986 when Davis played at the Tuinpaviljoen in The Hague.