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In a documentary about Miles Davis, Hancock was asked to do something Miles-like and wasn’t sure he could. His improv on the Rhodes was a chip off the legendary jazzer's block but then not really.

Another guy in the same film, a percussionist, his interpretation was so different from Herbie’s as to be from a different musical universe. The point being that Davis was diverse and hard to pin down; yet his music seemed to have an essence other players could tap into helping them find their own identities in the process.

While reading a Miles biog over a couple of weeks I composed this piece, allowing myself to be carried, inspired by the great man's life and work like many before me. In that sense Confluence is a tribute to him, not really like him of course - or maybe just a bit.


composed-performed: CS (2005)

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