© and photo courtesy Adam Holzman
Background before joining Miles: Played in bands around Chicago.
How he got the Miles gig: Was recommended by Broom as a substitute when Broom found that a Miles gig clashed with some dates he was doing with Kenny Burrell’s Jazz Guitar Band.
Played from: One date – 27 March 1987
Official albums and DVDs featured on: None
Tracks worth checking out: N/A
Burroughs on Miles: “Miles came up to me in the middle of the show when we were playing an uptempo number and he whispered: ‘Play one or two notes.” I was excited and probably busier than the soloist I was accompanying! That’s all he said to me and it’s affected me ever since.”
Comments: Burroughs was given a tape to learn the music and had no time for rehearsals. He met Miles for the first time as they went on-stage! Several days after playing the gig, Burroughs was invited to join Miles’s band on the next tour, but he later discovered that Miles had recruited Foley as his new guitarist.