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We Want Miles

In Album, Jean Pierre on November 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm
 

We Want Miles: Live album by Miles Davis
Released: May 1982
Recorded: June 27, July 5 & October 4, 1981
LabelCBS
ProducerTeo Macero

We Want Miles is a double album recorded by jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in 1981, produced by Teo Macero and released by Columbia Records in 1982. The album features one of the first live appearances by Davis in more than five years, at Boston’s Kix Club, on June 27, 1981. Other tracks are recorded at Avery Fisher Hall, New York, on July 5, and in Tokyo, October 4 of that year. First released on CD in Japan as a two-disc set (CBS/Sony CSCS 5131/5132), subsequent CD releases fit the music onto one disc. Columbia Recordshave never released it on CD in North America. This album won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance by a Soloist. It is the only official worldwide live release of Miles Davis’ band from his final years,  since Miles! Miles! Miles!, documenting the show in Tokyo from which some tracks ended up on We Want Miles, was released exclusively in Japan.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks composed by Miles Davis; except where indicated

Side One

  1. Jean Pierre” – 10:30
  2. “Back Seat Betty” – 8:10

Side Two

  1. “Fast Track” – 15:10
  2. Jean Pierre” – 4:00

Side Three

  1. “My Man’s Gone Now” (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin) – 20:12

Side Four

  1. “Kix” – 18:45

Personnel

  • Miles Davis – Trumpet
  • Bill Evans – Soprano saxophone
  • Mike Stern – Electric guitar
  • Marcus Miller – Bass guitar
  • Al Foster – Drums
  • Mino Cinelu – Percussion

Production

  • Producer: Teo Macero
  • Series Producer: Henri Renaud
  • Executive Producer: Dr. George Butler
  • Control Engineers: Bud Grahm, Don Puluse
  • Recording Engineers: Hank Altman, Ted Brosnan
  • Remix Engineers: Don Puluse, Ted Brosnan
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