• Simon Bainbridge
  • For Miles (1994)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the Composers' Ensemble with funds from the London Arts Board

  • ob(ca).2clva.vc.db(C extension)
  • Trumpet
  • 11 min

Programme Note

My first encounter with Miles Davis was through listening to his wonderful and innovative 'Porgy and Bess' album which he recorded in collaboration with Gil Evans in 1958. For me his playing had a unique lyricism, musicality and sensitivity to line that few players have ever equalled. This piece is my tribute to a great musician.

© 1994 Simon Bainbridge