3rd Annual Memorial Day Tribute to Miles Davis
Featuring Miles Alumnus Robert “Baabe” Irving III(keyboards), with special guest Walter Henderson (trumpet, as Miles Davis) plus Geoff Bradfield (sax), Larry Gray (bass), and Perry Wilson (drums)
The Miles Davis Collaboration
A native of Chicago, Irving was one of a group of young Chicago musicians who in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s formed the nucleus of Miles’ recording and touring bands. It was Irving’s composition “Space” (performed by him and his talented Chicago-based group) that captured Davis’ interest. That led to Miles inviting him and the Chicago musicians to New York in 1979 for his first recording sessions in several years.