The unique all-star group featured on this live set from 1994 had not only never performed together before as a band, but most of the musicians had never been on the same stage with each other before. Miles Davis had passed away three years earlier, so the two Marcus Miller pieces, "Tutu" (which sounds surprisingly similar to "So What" during the solos even if the chords are different) and "The King Is Gone" are in tribute to the late trumpeter. "The King Is Gone" is a straight-ahead extended blues, while "Looking Up" has heated solos over a simple vamp. Overall, Kenny Garrett and Michel Petrucciani generally take solo honors (Biréli Lagrène is a bit overshadowed), while Miller and Lenny White keep the rhythms stimulating. Although the three selections are each quite extended, they hold one's interest throughout.
With the much anticipated upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle scheduled for the 19th May, this album is the perfect soundtrack for a celebration. A timeless collection of classical music to accompany the celebrations of a nation. Get in the celebratory mood with this perfect wedding soundtrack. The album features well-known classics such as Pachebel’s Canon, Lakmé’s The Flower Duet, and Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. This is the perfect album for street parties. It’s estimated that 2 billion people watched the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011.