Miles Davis - Perfect Way - The Miles Davis Anthology The Warner Brothers Years (CD)

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This anthology covers the later part of Miles Davis’ life, from the Warner Bros studio albums Tutu, Amandla and Doo Bop, the Dingo soundtrack and live recordings with Quincy Jones and the likes of Kenny Garrett, Foley and Adam Holzman. It also includes 5 previously unreleased tracks, two from the Rubberband Sessions and three from the Nice Jazz Festival in 1986.
Categories
JazzMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Jazz Instrument
  3. Trumpet
Number of Discs
2
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
2
Media Type
CD
Title
Perfect Way: The Miles Davis Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years
Media
CD
BarCode
5052498238125
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Warner Brothers
Distributor
Bertus Distribution
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
5052498238125
Previews
Uncut (magazine) (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Disc One comprises slick digi-funk made with bassist Marcus Miller, a musical genius....[The highlight] is an excerpt from hi underrated session with John Lee Hooker."
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Tutu
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Splatch
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Don't Lose Your Mind
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Perfect Way
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Rubberband (previously unreleased)
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Digg That (previously unreleased)
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Catembe
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Mr Pastorius
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hannibal
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Amandla
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Murder
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] You Won't Forget Me (Shirley Horn)
  13. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Concert On The Runway (with Michel Legrand)
  14. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Trumpet Cleaning (with Michel Legrand)
  15. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] The Doo-Bop Song
  16. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Mystery
  17. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] The Pan Piper (with Quincy Jones)
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Summertime (with Quincy Jones)
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Solea (with Quincy Jones)
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] In A Silent Way
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Time After Time
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Portia (previously unreleased)
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Carnival (previously unreleased)
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Human Nature (previously unreleased)
Country
South Africa
Genre
Jazz
Release Date
25 October 2010
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Tutu
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Splatch
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Don't Lose Your Mind
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Perfect Way
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Rubberband - (previously unreleased)
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Digg That - (previously unreleased)
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Catembe
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Mr Pastorius
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hannibal
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Amandla
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Murder
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] You Won't Forget Me (Shirley Horn)
  13. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Concert on the Runway
  14. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Trumpet Cleaning
  15. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Doo Bop Song, The
  16. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Mystery
  17. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Pan Piper, The
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Summertime
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Solea
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] In a Silent Way
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Time After Time
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Portia - (previously unreleased)
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Carnival Time - (previously unreleased)
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Human Nature - (previously unreleased)
Notes
Somewhere around the turn of the 2000s, Rhino/Warner Bros. had plans to release The Last Word, a four-CD box anthologizing all of Miles Davis' output for the label, running from 1986's Tutu to his death in 1992 and the posthumous release of the hip-hop-influenced (and underrated) Doo-Bop. But legal disputes killed the box late in the game, after advances had already gone out, and it became the stuff of legend and lore. Now, Warners' European arm has put together an abridged version, with less than half the music, and while it still gives a good idea of what Davis was up to in his final years (and all the source albums are still in print, anyway), it's far from what it could have been. The first disc gathers tracks from the trumpeter's major Warner Bros. efforts: 1986's cybernetic Tutu and 1988's full-band funk effort, Amandla, appending one track from the Hot Spot movie soundtrack (where Davis was part of a simmering acoustic blues band alongside John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, and others), and a guest spot on pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn's You Won't Forget Me, as well as two previously unreleased studio tracks from an aborted, fun, band session. The second disc includes tracks from the soundtrack to the Australian movie Dingo (in which Davis also acted), a couple from Doo-Bop, a live performance from the Montreux Jazz Festival at which Davis and conductor Quincy Jones re-created the orchestral music Davis originally recorded with Gil Evans, and some mid-'80s live tracks. All this material was to have been part of The Last Word, along with much more -- that box included the complete Tutu, Amandla, and Doo-Bop LPs, as well as the soundtrack Davis and Marcus Miller composed for the film Siesta. But as a bare-bones introduction to Miles Davis' final years, one that hopefully will inspire listeners to check out the full albums, this isn't bad. ~ Phil Freeman
Date Released
2010-10-01
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Miles Davis
Artists
  1. Davis, Miles
Duration
129m 2s
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