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The music on this double CD, released domestically for the first time in 1997, was only previously out in Japan and was formerly among the rarest of Miles Davis recordings. Featured is one of the trumpeter's most controversial bands, a noisy ensemble with three guitarists Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, and Dominique Gaumont, electric bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mtume, Dave Liebman on tenor, soprano, and flute, and guest tenorman Azar Lawrence. The spontaneous music has plenty of repetitive funk sounds from the guitars and bits of aimless rambling, along with some strong moments from Davis and Liebman. If drastically edited, the double CD would have made a killer single disc, for there are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The music on this double CD, released domestically for the first time in 1997, was only previously out in Japan and was formerly among the rarest of Miles Davis recordings. Featured is one of the trumpeter's most controversial bands, a noisy ensemble with three guitarists Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, and Dominique Gaumont, electric bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mtume, Dave Liebman on tenor, soprano, and flute, and guest tenorman Azar Lawrence. The spontaneous music has plenty of repetitive funk sounds from the guitars and bits of aimless rambling, along with some strong moments from Davis and Liebman. If drastically edited, the double CD would have made a killer single disc, for there are some very interesting stretches when magic occurs, but these are often succeeded by overlong vamps. Worth checking out, but not essential. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/18/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646513767
  • Catalog Number: 65137

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moja, Pt. 1 (12:28)
  2. 2 Moja, Pt. 2 (12:40)
  3. 3 Wili, Pt. 1 (14:20)
  4. 4 Wili, Pt. 2 (10:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tatu, Pt. 1 (18:47)
  2. 2 Tatu ("Calypso Frelimo"), Pt. 2 (6:29)
  3. 3 Nne ("Lfe"), Pt. 1 (15:19)
  4. 4 Nne, Pt. 2 (10:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Primary Artist, Organ, Trumpet
Mtume Percussion
Azar Lawrence Tenor Saxophone
Reggie Lucas Guitar
Pete Cosey Guitar
Al Foster Drums
Dominique Gaumont Guitar
Michael Henderson Bass
David Liebman Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
James Mtume Percussion
Michael J. Henderson Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Belden Producer, Reissue Producer
Steven Berkowitz Contributor
Kevin Gore Contributor
David Liebman Liner Notes
Teo Macero Producer
Tamoo Suzuki Remixing
Hope Chasin Packaging Manager
Seth Rothstein Director
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera Art Direction
Teruhisa Tajima Art Direction, Cover Art
Randall Martin Reissue Design
Shigeo Anzai Cover Photo
Seth Foster Engineer
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