Maijazz opens 2022 jazz year with a "In a Silent Way" rehearsal concert. The concert was completely sold out during Maijazz 2021 On 18 February 2019, it was fifty years since Miles Davis made the recordings, which in July 1969 were released in edited form as the album "In a Silent Way". The album contained two tracks that were edited together from the total of 40 minutes of recording new music; "Shhh / Peaceful" and "In a Silent Way / It's about that Time", each in just under twenty minutes, which were placed on opposite sides of the LP released on 30 July 1969. Miles Davis took part in studio young musicians who have later helped shape jazz history - Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul and two young British musicians Dave Holland and John McLaughlin. Also present were his collaborators Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams who really left their mark on this "milestone" recording. The rest is history. This recording revolutionized not only jazz but also rock, pop and modern contemporary music. Many referred to "In a Silent Way" as a funk-rock experiment and the beginning of Davis' "Electric Period". Maijazz believes it is important to present "live" jazz recordings that have been epoch-making in the form of music. The first project out is "In a Silent Way". To interpret this important recording "live", Maijazz has brought a group of musicians from the top shelf in Norway; Tor Yttredal - saxophone, Simen Kiil Halvorsen - trumpet, Frode Alnæs - guitar, Audun Erlien - bass, Svein Olav Herstad - keyboards, Stein Inge Brækhus / Raymond S Lavik - perc / drums Rolling Stone magazine about "in a silent way" - November 1969 -But I believe there is a new music in the air, a total art which knows no boundaries or categories, a new school run by geniuses indifferent to fashion. Miles Davis is one of those geniuses! - Stavanger Aftenblad- - Great tribute to Miles Davis' masterpiece Ok, so it's not very original, but you world how fun it can be to hear a classic played by such good people. - Stavanger on Friday 14 January at 7 p.m.