Prominent Canadian trumpeter Jay Phelps performs Miles Davis’ beloved Kind Of Blue in its entirety live with an all-star quintet 60 years to the day since it’s release.
It’s difficult to express the importance of Davis’ influence to the world of jazz, with a career spanning over five decades over which time he introduced many major stylistic developments to the art form.
In 1959, he recorded what is widely regarded as his most triumphant album Kind of Blue with his then working sextet. The album has gone to become the highest selling jazz album of all time, going quadruple platinum. It was further honoured by the house of representatives in December 2009 when they voted 409 – 0 in favour of naming the album as a national treasure.
Jay Phelps – trumpet
Brandon Allen – tenor sax
Camilla George – alto sax
Andrew McCormack – piano
Larry Bartley – bass
Shane Forbes – drums