Miles Davis: Jean-Pierre
Miles Davis (trumpet)
We Want Miles
Recorded: KIX, Boston, Massachusetts on 6/27/81; Avery Fisher Hall, New York City on 7/5/81; or Tokyo, Japan on 10/4/81
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Miles Davis, artwork by Michael Symonds
The year 1981 marked the return of Miles Davis after a six-year hiatus. We Want Miles is a collection of live performances that took place just after the recording of Miles’s first post-retirement release, The Man with the Horn. These live tracks are interesting entries into the Miles discography. He is rarely soloing throughout the disc, leaving space for the other band members to take on co-leading roles. On the Miles composition “Jean-Pierre,” Marcus Miller and Al Foster are creating an effective interlocking groove throughout, but the sure highlight is one of Mike Stern’s finest guitar solos captured on record.
Reviewer: Eric Novod