Brad Mehldau and Marcus Miller at the Barcelona Jazz Festival (IV)
The animated Scott never took the mute out of his horn the entire night, giving him a reasonable facsimile of Miles famous tone in cuts from Tutu
like Tomaas, Backyard Ritual,
and the album's title track which was the final tune played to a standing ovation. While this groove heavy quintet never lost their grip on a deep funk groove, it was in one pop music cover, Michael Jackson's Human Nature,
(which Miles covered on his 1989 album You're Under Arrest
) and Victor Young's standard When I Fall In Love
that Miller's art reached it's peak, his bass clarinet playing adding a unique flavor to what was a wonderful, polished night of superbly played jazz funk.
Photo Credits: Michael Wilson (Brad Mehldau Trio) and Ricard Cugat (Marcus Miller)