The boisterous guitar of Mike Stern has finally arrived. The history of this musician is marked by research into and the study of a powerful and courageous line of arrangements for his creations. Jazz from which he carves out grooves far removed from stereotypes. Passionate music that seeks and finds affinity with forms close to those of Pat Metheny, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck. An electrifying vitality in which blues also thrive.
Stern, who was born in chilly Boston 66 years ago, originally played in the rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears, and later on, in 1981, he joined the Miles Davis band, where he stayed until 1985. Then came Steps Ahead, Billy Cobham’s and David Sanborn’s bands, or the Brecker Brothers, all names to which, on occasions, the profound and well-timbred voice of Mike Stern’s guitar has been associated.
Concerts such as the one he is now giving at JAZZMADRID create immediate interest in jazz. In this concert, we will also have the opportunity to enjoy the tremendous outbursts of energy of drummer Dennis Chambers and the compelling electric shock treatment inherent in Jimmy Haslip’s bass guitar. And supporting each of these musicians’ initiatives, the robust, emphatic sound of Jeff Lorber’s keyboards.
Components Mike Stern: guitar Jeff Lorber: piano y keyboard Jimmy Haslip: electric bass Dennis Chambers: drums