Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Miles Davis' Birth Of The Cool Tribute At Yoshi's San Francisco - Pictures, Review

Last Monday we had the pleasure of stopping in at Yoshi's San Francisco to catch the birthday tribute to Miles Davis' record The Birth Of The Cool, and we have to say we're glad we did. Never mind the fact that there was a legitimate nonet (yes, that's nine people), but the show was great as well. The material from the record was fantastic - "Move" sent chills up our spine when it started. While the band didn't play the whole record, or in order, they certainly played enough choice cuts to leave us satisfied. On top of Miles' material, the band played some original tunes that were completely solid and fit in perfectly with the set.

Clocking in at around an hour and a half, and just a single set, the show was a little shorter than we expected. That being said, we were glad to have gotten out of the house. Not only to hear the tunes from Birth Of The Cool, but also to check out the new facility at Yoshi's San Francisco for the first time. We have to say we were honestly impressed. The venue has fantastic sound quality, a great vibe, and enough space to make the table layout intimate but adequately spacious. Rest assured that we'll be back again soon.

More photos at the HAD Archive