Miles to Miles: In the Spirit of Miles Davis

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
The award-winning producer/composer/keyboardist/synthesizer arranger Jason Miles pays tribute to one of his major influences, the legendary trumpeter Miles Davis. With Miles to Miles a 12-track disc featuring symbolic titles that recognize some of Davis' exquisite tastes, Jason Miles has created a masterful musical program that is resplendent with both the spirit and creative vibe of the legendary trumpeter. Jason Miles' masterful programming and synth arrangements expand the musical ideas into an otherworldly realm that was unheard of during Davis' modal period and reign with arranger/orchestrator Gil Evans in the late '50s and early '60s. The songs here are truly 21st...
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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
The award-winning producer/composer/keyboardist/synthesizer arranger Jason Miles pays tribute to one of his major influences, the legendary trumpeter Miles Davis. With Miles to Miles a 12-track disc featuring symbolic titles that recognize some of Davis' exquisite tastes, Jason Miles has created a masterful musical program that is resplendent with both the spirit and creative vibe of the legendary trumpeter. Jason Miles' masterful programming and synth arrangements expand the musical ideas into an otherworldly realm that was unheard of during Davis' modal period and reign with arranger/orchestrator Gil Evans in the late '50s and early '60s. The songs here are truly 21st century concepts. The set opens with "Ferrari," a reference to Davis' red motorcar and the high-speed drive that the two musicians took up the Pacific coast. The energetic rhythms capture this trip's velocity as saxophonist Michael Brecker adds an angular melody line over the electronic funk. DJ Logic's turntables add extra dimensions and colors. "Butter Pecan" is a take on the trumpeter's love of butter pecan ice cream. This track is great and features an overdubbed sax section played by Gerald Albright and a solo by Adam Holtzman. One of the brightest spots on this amazing recording is "Flamenco Sketches,"the Spanish-influenced song from Davis' classic 1959 album titled Kind of Blue. With updated lyrics and instrumental stylings written to the melodies of Davis' and John Coltrane's original solos, and guest appearances from pianist Keiko Matsui and guitarist Marc Antoine, this song comes alive with the beauty and spirit of Davis' genius. Miles to Miles was inspired by the first time Jason Miles ever met Miles Davis, who sketched a little stick figure on a note pad and autographed it "Miles to Miles" with a little trumpet. With the addition of some of contemporary jazz's most in-demand musicians, these 12 musical stories tell a tale of their creativity, inspiration, and friendship, and aptly demonstrate Jason Miles' capabilities as a true innovator.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2005
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 724357813624
  • Catalog Number: 78136
  • Sales rank: 190,663

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ferrari (5:04)
  2. 2 Butter Pecan (4:55)
  3. 3 Guerilla Jazz (5:30)
  4. 4 King of the Bling (4:46)
  5. 5 Bikini (5:29)
  6. 6 Love Code (5:22)
  7. 7 Flamenco Sketches Intro (0:30)
  8. 8 Flamenco Sketches (5:25)
  9. 9 Voices on the Corner (3:55)
  10. 10 Street Vibe (4:54)
  11. 11 Suba (4:16)
  12. 12 New Worlds (6:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Miles Primary Artist, Organ, Drums, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Sampling, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass, Wurlitzer, Chart, Hammond B3
Bernie Worrell Keyboards
Gerald Albright Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Bob Berg Tenor Saxophone
Michael Brecker Synthesizer, Soprano Saxophone, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Keiko Matsui Piano
Graham Haynes Cornet, Ambience
Adam Holzman Synthesizer, Soloist
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Dean Brown Guitar, Chart
Barry Danielian Trumpet
James Genus Bass, Acoustic Bass
Tom Harrell Trumpet
Aaron Heick Alto Saxophone
Gene Lake Drums
Romero Lubambo Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Chart
MeShell NdegeOcello Bass
Nicholas Payton Trumpet
Lorenza Ponce Violin
Marc QuiƱones Bongos, Conga
David Sanchez Tenor Saxophone
Karl Denson Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Marc Antoine Acoustic Guitar
Carter Beauford Drums
Chude Mondlane Vocals
Sussan Deyhim Vocals
Ronnie Drayton Guitar
DJ Logic Turntables
Sherrod Barnes Guitar
Pamela Driggs Vocals
Ada Rovatti Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Roger Blanc Chart
Karsh Kale Tabla, Turntables
Cassandra Reed Vocals
Maria de Barros Vocals
Louisa Lubambo Vocals
Technical Credits
Bernie Worrell Composer
Gerald Albright Composer, Engineer
Bob Berg Composer
Michael Brecker Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Graham Haynes Programming
D Engineer
Steve Addabbo Engineer
Cyro Baptista Contributor
Randy Brecker Composer
Doug Epstein Engineer
Tom Harrell Composer
Romero Lubambo Composer
Jason Miles Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Digital Editing, drum programming, Concept, Audio Production, Percussion Programming
Doug Oberkircher Engineer, Digital Editing
Steve Reynolds Engineer
Karl Denson Composer, Horn Arrangements
Scott Hull Mastering
Sussan Deyhim Composer
Chris Kress Engineer
Danny Luchansky Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Ada Rovatti Engineer
Ming + FS Audio Production
Gary "Sugar Foot" Greenberg drum programming
Aaron Albano Composer
Fred Sargolini Composer
Maria de Barros Vocal Arrangements
GoodandEvil Engineer
Eric Carlinsky Engineer, Digital Editing
Leandro Maciel Engineer
Henry Luniewski Drum Technician
Chris Argosta Engineer
Steven Graybow Liner Notes, Author
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