Miles Davis

During the last several years of his career Miles Davis was sacrilegiously called a 'sell-out'. He made a controversial switch from Columbia Records to Warner Brothers and all heck seemed to break loose. In these years he made a couple of very successful albums and provided music for two soundtracks for his new label. This album is a sampling of that music he did make during the last seven years of his life. The tracks all demonstrate that Davis was a fine and vibrant player until the end of his life. Some of the tracks are better than others, but many different styles are represented within them. Some are funky, some are bluesy, some are soulful, but all are Miles doing what he loved despite his failing health. Make sure you check out the interesting liner notes written by trumpet player Wallace Roney as they are certainly worth a read.

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