One of my regrets is being born too late to have caught what I think of as the golden age of jazz, back in the 40s through the 60s. But at the just finished 2014 San Jose (CA) Jazz Festival, I was taken back in time, to Columbia’s 30th Street studios, where Miles Davis recorded Kind of Blue in 1959. Local trumpeter John Worley’s band, the Mo-Chi Sextet, replicates the whole LP and does a great job of making you feel like you got to hear Davis on stage.
Performed at the Club Regent, inside the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose, the 3pm show was packed and the band delivered. Continue reading