Opaque Yellow Vinyl LP with Deluxe OBI Strip!
Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes!
The first live Miles Davis electric band release since the very dark and heavy Dark Magus (1977). This album is edited together from live concerts at Boston's Kix Club. The 2xLP set from 1982 contains reimagined versions of songs from The Man with the Horn (1981), tunes from the pre-electric Gil Evans collaboration Porgy and Bess (1959), and a dedication to the Boston venue called "Kix." While this is one of the first live Miles Davis performances in over half a decade, it certainly did not show!!! This album features R&B legend Marcus Miller on bass, Mike Stern on guitar, Bill Evans on saxophone, Mino Cinelu on percussion, and electric band alumni Al Foster on drums. Produced and edited by longtime Miles collaborator Teo Macero.
Davis's second recording since ending his six-year retirement was one of his best of the 1980s. Unlike his bands from the 1970s, this particular unit leaves plenty of space and plays much more melodically. Guitarist Mike Stern lets loose some fury, but electric bassist Marcus Miller is not reluctant to walk now and then in a straight-ahead fashion, drummer Al Foster and percussionist Mino Cinelu are tasteful, and Bill Evans gets in a few good spots on soprano. As for Davis, he was gradually regaining his earlier form.
- Opaque Yellow Vinyl
- Double LP
- Recorded Live: Boston, MA at KIX 6/27/81; New York, NY at Avery Fisher Hall 7/5/81; Tokyo, Japan 10/4/81
- Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes
- Gatefold Jacket
- Deluxe OBI Strip
- Japanese Stylized Insert
|Marcus Miller||Fender bass|
|Bill Evans||soprano sax|
- Jean Pierre
- Back Seat Betty
- Fast Track
- Jean Pierre
- My Man's Gone Now