Smooth Jazzers on Miles Davis Concept CD

Producer Jason Miles' upcoming concept album, to be recorded "in the spirit of Miles Davis," boast smooth jazz stars Marc Antoine and Keiko Matsui.

JasonMiles.jpgProducer Jason Miles has recorded concept albums featuring the music of Grover Washington Jr., Ivan Lins and Weather Report. Now he's tackling the king of jazz: trumpeter Miles Davis.

Miles says his latest is inspired by Davis' music. The Rendezvous Entertainment and Narada labels are working together on Miles' upcoming Miles 2 Miles: Imagined Collaborations. The album�s concept is collaborations invoking the spirit of Davis� music, using today�s most accomplished musicians from a diverse range of musical styles. Most of the songs will be originals, but one highlight is a new interpretation of Davis� �Flamenco Sketches� with guitarist Marc Antoine and pianist Keiko Matsui. Other musical guests include Mike Brecker, Randy Brecker, Me'Shell Ndegeocello and Nicholas Payton, among others.

Look for Miles 2 Miles: Imagined Collaborations this fall. Meanwhile, Jason�s current project, on the Telarc label, is the group Maximum Grooves and the album Coast to Coast.