Miles to Miles: In the Spirit of Miles Davis

Miles to Miles: In the Spirit of Miles Davis

by Jason MilesJason Miles


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/11/2005
Label: Narada
UPC: 0724357813624
catalogNumber: 78136
Rank: 110099

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 Quiñones   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,drum programming,Concept,Audio Production,Percussion Programming
Doug Oberkircher   Engineer
Steve Reynolds   Engineer
Karl Denson   Composer,Horn Arrangements
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
Leandro Maciel   Engineer
Henry Luniewski   Drum Technician
Chris Argosta   Engineer
Steven Graybow   Liner Notes,Author

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