“This was Miles Davis’ big comeback album. They recorded it at the Channel in Boston. There’s two beautiful versions of Jean Pierre on it, but the first one, where Mike Stern takes that Tele and just tears it a new one, it’s pretty spectacular.
“It’s funky, hip and so cool. I’m a fan of jazz-rock, where you get the adult changes, but there’s a rock guitar player involved. It’s the reason why I like Billy Cobham’s Spectrum and stuff like that. It kind of glues everything together, and it’s fun. You have the guys who know all the notes in every chord, but then there’s the guy who’s just like, ‘Hey, I’m going to blow over whatever you’re doing. That’s what sounds good to me.’”