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Miles Mosley and The West Coast Get Down, get down at London's Jazz Cafe / Morning Star Online review

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Miles Davis was one of the genre's greatest incubators of talent, with his bands shaping the sound of the likes of John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Dave Holland, giving voice to these musicians before they became formidable leaders in their own right. Following in this lineage, Davis's namesake Miles Mosley is part of a new breed of jazz musicians who exemplifies the notion of craft. Having played bass for a litany of artists who span pop, hip-hop and R&B as well as jazz - Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Jeff Beck, Chris Cornell, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, to name a few - he released his debut solo album Uprising in January.

Performing with his collective of fellow LA-based musicians The West Coast Get Down he takes to the Jazz Cafe stage for an energetic showcase of his expertise. Largely keeping to numbers from Uprising, Mosley leads his band with flair, bursting through James Brown-esque compositions while feverishly plucking his bass and singing at the same time.

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