Miles Davis (tp), Quincy Jones (cond), Wallace Roney (tp), Kenny Garrett (as, fl), Bob Berg, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Malach (ts), Joey DeFrancesco, Gil Goldstein, Adam Holzman (keyb), John Scofield, Mike Stern (g), Marcus Milles (b), Al Foster, Omar Hakim (d)
The ultimate guide to Miles Davis Warner years
5-CD Box Set celebrating the last recordings of the legendary trumpeter, from Tutu (1986) to the posthumous Doo-Bop (1992), his final studio work.
After 40 years of musical evolution marked by a series of unrivaled masterpieces (Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, Bitches Brew), Miles Davis signed with the Warner label in 1985. Under the direction of bass player/producer Marcus Miller, Davis explores electro-funk and records Tutu in 1986. Until his death on September 28th, 1991, the trumpeter will extend his discography with Amandla (1989), film soundtracks (Music From Siesta, in 1987, and Dingo O.S.T. in 1990), a series of live albums (Miles and Quincy Live At Montreux, the posthumous Live Around The World) and Doo-Bop, an ambitious hip-hop/electronic project with producer Easy Mo Bee.
Miles Davis The Warner Years 1986-1991 also gathers for the first time unreleased tracks from the 1985 Rubber Band Sessions (Maze, See I See), rarities (the seldom heard Digg That and Rubber Band) as well as collaborations (with Chaka Khan, Kenny Garrett, Zucchero, Shirley Horn, Cameo...) in a gloriously remastered anthology complete with booklet liner notes written by biographer Ashley Khan.
Siesta (excerpts, 1987) with Marcus Miller
Dingo OST (excerpts, 1990) with Michel Legrand
-Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux (1991)
Featuring the classic arrangements of Gil Evans
Doo Bop (1993)
Live Around The World (1996)
Unreleased and rare tracks, collaborations
Tracks and Personnel
Tutu; Tomaas; Portia; Splatch; Backyard Ritual; Perfect Way; Don't Lose Your Mind; Full Nelson; Siesta / Kitt's Kiss / Lost In Madrid Part II; Theme For Augustine / Wind / Seduction / Kiss; Lost In Madrid Part IV / Rat Dance / The Call; Claire / Lost In Madrid Part V; Los Feliz; Catémbe; Cobra
Big Time; Hannibal; Jo-Jo; Amandla; Jilli; Mr. Pastorius; The Arrival; Concert On The Runway; The Departure; Trumpet Cleaning; The Dream; Paris Walking II; The Jam Session; In A Silent Way; Intruder; New Blues
Human Nature; Mr. Pastorius; Amandla; Wrinkle; Tutu; Full Nelson; Time After Time; Hannibal; Introduction By Claude Nobs And Quincy Jones; Boplicity; Introduction To Miles Ahead Medley; Springville; Maids Of Cadiz; The Duke; My Ship
Miles Ahead; Blues For Pablo; Introduction To Porgy And Bess Medley; Orgone; Gone, Gone, Gone; Summertime; Here Comes De Honey Man; The Pan Piper; Solea; Mystery; The Doo-Bop Song; Chocolate Chip; High Speed Chase; Blow; Sonya; Fantasy; Duke Booty; Mystery
Maze; See I See; Rubber Band; Digg That; Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy); In The Night; Sticky Wicked; I'll Be Around; Dune Mosse; Big Ol' Head; Free Mandela; Rampage; Gloria's Story; You Won't Forget Me
Collective Personnel includes:
Miles Davis: trumpet, keyboards; Marcus Miller: bass, synthesizer programming, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion; Benny Bailey: trumpet, flugelhorn; Oscar Brashear: trumpet; Ray Brown: trumpet; John D'earth: trumpet, flugelhorn; Miles Evans: trumpet; Chuck Findlay: trumpet; Atlanta Bliss: trumpet; George Graham: trumpet; Sal Marquez: trumpet; Wallace Roney: trumpet, flugelhorn; Manfred Schoof: trumpet, flugelhorn; Nolan Smith: trumpet; Lew Soloff: trumpet; Marvin Stamm: trumpet, flugelhorn; Ack van Royen: trumpet, flugelhorn; Jack Walrath: trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Bargeron: euphonium, trombone; George Bohanan: trombone; Jimmy Cleveland: trombone; Roland Dahinden: trombone; Thurman Green: trombone; Conrad Herwig: trombone;Tom Malone: trombone; Lew McCreary: trombone; Earl McIntyre: euphonium, trombone; Dick Nash: trombone; Dave Taylor: bass trombone; Howard Johnson: tuba, baritone saxophone; Alex Brofsky: French horn; John Clark: French horn; Vince de Rosa: French horn; David Duke: French horn; Marnie Johnson: French horn; Claudio Pontiggia: French horn; Richard Todd: French horn; Tom Varner: French horn; Alex Foster: alto and soprano saxophones, flute; Kenny Garrett: alto and soprano saxophones, flute; Sal Giorgianni: alto saxophone; George Adams: tenor saxophone, flute; Bob Berg: tenor saxophone; Jerry Bergonzi: tenor saxophone; Bob Malach: tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet; Rick Margitza: tenor saxophone; Larry Schneider: tenor saxophone, oboe, flute, clarinet; Julian Cawdry: flute, piccolo, alto flute; Buddy Collette: woodwinds; Xavier Duss: oboe; Riener Erb: bassoon; Hanspeter Frehner: flute, piccolo, alto flute; Christian Gavillet: bass clarinet, baritone saxophone; Bill Green: woodwinds; Jackie Kelso: woodwinds; Marty Krystall: woodwinds; Anne O'Brien: flute; Charles Owens: woodwinds; Christian Rabe: bassoon; Roger Rosenberg: bass clarinet, baritone saxophone; Dave Seghezzo: oboe; John Stephens: woodwinds; James Walker: flute; Michel Weber: clarinet; Judith Wenziker: oboe; Tilman Zahn: oboe; Kei Akagi: keyboards; Larry Blackmon: keyboards, vocals, percussion; Delmar Brown: keyboards; Joey DeFrancesco: keyboards; Merv De Peyer: keyboards, drum programming; George Duke: keyboards, synthesizers, multiple instruments; Bradford Ellis: keyboards; Dave Gamson: keyboards, drum programming; Gil Goldstein: keyboards; Dave Grusin: piano; Adam Holzman: keyboards, Moog, synthesizer, percussion; Robert Irving III: keyboards; Deron Johnson: keyboards; Michel Legrand: keyboards; Jeff Lorber: keyboards; Jason Miles: synthesizer programming; Alan Oldfield: keyboards; Prince: various instruments; Joe Sample: piano; Bernard Wright: synthesizers; Jean-Paul Bourelly: guitar; Foley: guitar, bass; Randy Hall: guitar; Dan Huff: guitar; Earl Klugh: guitar; Michael Landau: guitar; Billy Spaceman Patterson: guitar; Vernon Reid: guitar; Mark Rivett: guitar; John Scofield: guitar; Mike Stern: guitar; John Tropea: guitar; Charles Ables: bass; Carles Benavent: bass; Michael Burnett: bass; Zane Giles: bass, guitar, programming; Darryl Jones: bass; Abraham Laboriel: bass; Steve Reid: bass, percussion; Mike Richmond: bass; Benny Rietveld: bass; Angus Thomas: bass; Don Alias: percussion; John Bigham: drums, percussion; drum programming, guitar, keyboards; Rudy Bird: percussion; William Calhoun: drums; Mino Cinelu: percussion; Paulinho da Costa: percussion; Erin Davis: electronic percussion; Kennwood Donnard: drums, percussion; Steve Ferrone: drums; Al Foster: drums; Omar Hakim: drums, percussion; Munyungo Jackson: percussion; Bashiri Johnson: percussion; Fred Maher: drums, drum programming; Harvey Mason: drums, percussion; Marilyn Mazur: percussion; Alphonse Mouzon: drums, percussion; Richard Patterson: percussion; John Riley: drums, percussion; Grady Tate: drums; Steve Thornton: percussion; Ricky Wellman: drums, percussion; Vince Wilburn Jr: drums; Steve Williams: drums; Michal Urbaniak: electric violin; Margaret Ross: harp; Xenia Schindler: harp; Green Gartside: lead vocals; Shirley Horn: lead vocals, piano; Chaka Khan: lead vocals; Zucchero: lead vocals; Tawatha Agee: backing vocals; Katrina Anderson: backing vocals; Bonne Bozeman: backing vocals; Chananja Bryan: backing vocals; Mia Dean: backing vocals; Mikel Dean: backing vocals; Rory Dodd: backing vocals; Mysheerah Durant: backing vocals; Akira Frierson: backing vocals; Myisha Hollaway: backing vocals; Tomi Jenkins: backing vocals; Noel John: backing vocals; Nathan Leftenant: backing vocals; Eric Myers: backing vocals; Erin Myers: backing vocals; B.J. Nelson: backing vocals; Ikeda Romeo: backing vocals; Cie Romero: backing vocals; Akelier Soogrim: backing vocals; Fonzi Thornton: backing vocals; Eric Troyer: backing vocals; Duane Thomas: backing vocals; Easy Mo Bee: programming, raps; George Gruntz: piano, conductor; Quincy Jones: conductor; others unlisted.
High Quality Mastering
Stereo 24-Bit Digitally Remastered