Jazz at the Bechtler | Miles Davis-The Second Great Quintet-E.S.P.

Jazz at the Bechtler | Miles Davis-The Second Great Quintet-E.S.P.

LOCATION: BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

FRIDAY, MAY 5 AT 6 PM AND 8:15 PM

The Ziad Jazz Quartet performs the music of Miles Davis during the May Jazz at the Bechtler concert. Miles’ Second Great Quintet hit the ground running.  At the end of their first five months together, after touring Europe in the final months of 1964 and a number of club dates that led them to the West Coast, Miles took Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (acoustic bass), and Tony Williams (drums) into the studio for the first time on January 20–22, 1965.  E.S.P. was the result. For the first time since the Kind of Blue sessions in 1959, the material Miles recorded was all original, and all generated from within the band, a step of self-reliance that would guide almost all the music they made together. The album was named after a tune by Shorter and was inspired by the fact that "since Wayne Shorter's arrival, the five members of the quintet seemed to communicate by mental telepathy." 

The Ziad Jazz Quartet, with Al Strong (trumpet), Kobie Watkins (drums), Lovell Bradford (piano), and Ron Brendle (bass), will pull from these classics with such memorable cuts as E.S.P., Eighty One, & Agitation

PERFORMANCE

Concerts are performed at 6 and 8:15 PM. Each concert is 75 minutes with no intermission. Doors open at 5:30 PM for the 6 PM concert and 7:45 PM for the 8:15 PM concert. Enjoy light bites and a cash bar. 

General Admission Tickets

Tickets are $20 for the public and $16 for museum members. Buy tickets online, over the phone at 704.353.9209 or at the admission desk. All ticket holders who purchase in advance of the concert are guaranteed a seat.

JAZZ AFFINITY GROUP MEMBER TICKETS

Season tickets to Jazz at the Bechtler are available via the Bechtler’s Jazz Affinity Group.  The group is currently full but to be added to the waitlist, or for more information, contact mat.duncan@bechtler.org. Current Jazz Affinity Group members may RSVP digitally in advance of the upcoming concert using the link below. To RSVP, click below and follow the registration instructions on the following page. 


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