The last creative flowering of Miles Davis during the years after he left Colombia where he had been for thirty years up until that point. Notable for a wide range of different styles overlapping in the chronological order of release dates; several film scores, ambitious massed orchestral work harking back to the Gill Evans era, excursions into pop covers, use of contemporary electronic instruments and techniques and inclusion of modern genres such as Hip-Hop and funk and even reggae. Also extremely significant was that, for the one and only time in his life, Miles Davis revisited earlier incarnations of his work and played songs he had long left behind, in stark contrast to his avowed philosophy of ever moving on. This can apparantly be attributed to the fact that he realised that he might not have had long left to go in his life, and found himself recapitulating his earlier work in an effort to sum up his life's contribution to music.
An invaluble contribution to our understanding of the supreme maestro.

Annotation last modified on 2012-08-20 14:09 UTC.


CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Tutu
2 Splatch
3 Catembe
4 Mr Pastorius
5 Amandla
6 Mystery
5 3:57
7 Chocolate Chip
4 4:39
8 Doo Bop Song
4 5:02
9 Trumpet Cleaning
10 Siesta / Kitt’s Kiss / Lost in Madrid
11 Pan Piper
12 Summertime
13 In a Silent Way
14 Time After Time
15 Hannibal


CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1991-01 – 1991-02) (tracks 6–8)
acoustic guitar:
John Scofield (track 10)
other instruments [all other instruments]:
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (tracks 1–2)
bass guitar, drum machine, guitar and synthesizer:
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (tracks 1–2)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (tracks 1–4, 9)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1991-01 – 1991-02) (tracks 6–8)
Al Foster (track 4)
Billy Hart (US jazz drummer aka "Jabali" Billy Hart) (track 2)
Ricky Wellman (track 3)
Adam Holzman (American keyboardist, composer and producer) (track 2)
bass, bass clarinet and electric guitar:
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (tracks 3–4)
Don Alias (track 3)
Paulinho da Costa (tracks 1–2)
Deron Johnson (1991-01 – 1991-02) (tracks 6–8)
alto saxophone:
Kenny Garrett (track 3)
Kenny Garrett (1991-01 – 1991-02) (tracks 6–8)
bongos and drums:
Billy Hart (US jazz drummer aka "Jabali" Billy Hart) (track 1)
additional percussion:
Steve Reid (percussionist for The Rippingtons) (track 2)
Michel Legrand (track 9)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (tracks 1–2)
assistant engineer:
Maureen Thompson (tracks 1–2)
assistant mixer:
Eddie Garcia (tracks 1–2)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (tracks 6–8)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (tracks 1–2, 4)
Michel Legrand (track 9)
Eric Calvi (tracks 1–2)
Peter Doell (tracks 1–2)
instruments arranger:
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (tracks 1–2)
D'Anthony Johnson (tracks 6–8)
Bill Schnee (tracks 1–2)
Peter D. Smith (engineer) (track 9)
Michel Legrand (track 9)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 10)
Easy Mo Bee (tracks 6–8)
Rolf de Heer (track 9)
Michel Legrand (track 9)
Tommy LiPuma (tracks 1–2)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (tracks 1–2, 10)
recording engineer:
Chris Danley (track 9)
solo synthesizer:
Adam Holzman (American keyboardist, composer and producer) (track 2)
Easy Mo Bee (track 8)
A.B. Money (track 8)
J.R. (rapper sometimes featured by Miles Davis) (track 8)
Easy Mo Bee (tracks 6–8)
Donald Hepburn (track 7)
Rob Hyman (tracks 14, 14)
Cyndi Lauper (tracks 14, 14)
Dub Notes Music (tracks 14, 14)
Human Boy Music (tracks 14, 14)
Rellla Music Corp. (tracks 14, 14)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 14, 14)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 14, 14)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (tracks 14, 14)
engineered at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (tracks 1–2)
Clinton Recording Studios (NYC 10th Ave til 2010) in New York, New York, United States (tracks 1–2)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Crystal Studios (Crystal Industries Recording Studio) in Los Angeles, California, United States (track 9)
instrumental cover recording of:
Time After Time (track 14)
later translated versions:
Dej zpátky čas (tracks 14, 14)
Var inte rädd (tracks 14, 14)
live cover recording of:
Time After Time (1989-06-05) (track 14)
recording of:
Mr. Pastorius (track 4)
Splatch (track 2)
Tutu (track 1)
Chocolate Chip (1991-01 – 1991-02) (track 7)
Mystery (1991-01 – 1991-02) (track 6)
The Doo-Bop Song (1991-01 – 1991-02) (track 8)