Miles Ahead | Milepost 1

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Milepost 1

by Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead suspends time and takes their audiences into the land of the groove, rhythmic magic recreating atmospheres to engulf you in the true jazz experience.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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Miles Ahead, a hot, adventuresome quintet, plays Jazz. Not smooth jazz, not fusion jazz, not new jazz, not acid jazz, just Jazz. Leading with great original compositions, they follow up with a mixed bag of jazz favorites. Touching and embracing influences from all the great jazz styles, the group bobs and weaves musically like a great cat on the prowl. Creating something new and fresh yet firmly in the jazz tradition. Miles Ahead takes their name and their desire to push the boundaries of musical excellence from the legendary Miles Davis. However, this band is no weak homage or cliche ridden cover group. The group doesn't even have a trumpet player. The musicians are bright new voices, creating new music, extending new vistas in jazz. The talented members of the award-winning group perform with a grace and power that enthrall their audience. Taking their listeners with them as they explore the many lush and vibrant landscapes that define the worlds of jazz; Miles Ahead creates and experience that touches all lovers of this great music. Noah Peterson plays Sax. Gordon Neal Herman plays Piano. Jay Stapleton plays Guitar. James Ormond plays Bass. Rick Maier plays Drums. Together their interplay creates performances, which are always superb and always unique. All of the band members are also composers. It is rare when a group can list five great performers; it is truly special when they have five writers creating such delightfully original music. Their live performance features a balance of structure and improvisation that touches every audience. Their debut release, Milepost 1, is receiving airplay on jazz radio stations nationwide. Their CD features six of the bands original compositions. Their songs have been a natural fit for jazz programming as they nicely spice up radio waves with music that fits right in with the best jazz has to offer.

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Wonderfully creative JAZZ - in the land of the groove, rhythmic magic engulfs you in the true jazz experience.
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Ms. Jones entertainment writer for The Missoulian

...Miles Ahead flow over you like liquid starlight.
Cozy up with your honey and a brandy in the Ritz and let the jazz - "not smooth jazz, not fusion jazz, not new jazz, not acid jazz, just jazz" of Portland quintet Miles Ahead flow over you like liquid starlight.
Inspired by the great Miles Davis, they're shared stages with Maria Muldaur, Chuck Mangione, Dianne Schuur and the legendary Bobby Shew and Bud Shank; they tour in the wake of a beautiful new album, "Milepost 1." Be there, and be sure to say "hi" to Ms. Jones
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Ryan Du Bois

Essential if you like the jazz of the greats like Parker, Davis, and Armstrong.
Very good CD. Sounds like a fusion of the above mentioned jazz combos. Great CD; I'd buy it again.
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Richard Dunlap

Crunchy!
Oh yeah, this is good. I love their sound, especially the excellent guitar work. This band has what I treasure in jazz ensembles: a unique character. The fact that I've given it only 4 stars does not reflect on the quality, just my personal taste; I'm not quite as fond of the funkier numbers. But for other listeners, those tracks will be the ones that win them over. They might even entice some who are not regular jazz listeners. Would love to see these guys live sometime.
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