Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Miles to Miles
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Absolutely Amazing CD
Doug | Philadelphia,Pa | 01/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I read a review on the CD about a month ago on the AllMusic guide.
It was incredibly glowing. I at the time thought there could be some hype attached to it,being that Jason Miles worked with Miles Davis on TuTu and a couple of othe Miles Davis CDs.
Well I was wrong about the hype.This CD doesn't need any hype.
It is pure genius. The meshing of musicians and artists and the material are just incredible. The CD starts out with Ferrari,a Musical story of Miles Davis's affection for fast cars. Michael Brecker plays soprano sax and it makes me want to hear more of him on soprano.It just feels incredibly modern,with DJ flavor from DJ Logic and a rockin groove. The CD then moves to many different moods like Butter Pecan (A Funky James Brown Groove with Gerald Albright and Adam Holtzman trading funky licks-PS Gerald should give us more of this on his own CDs)Guerilla Jazz is mysterious and hypnotic featuring the late Bob Berg on tenor sax trading riffs with trumpeter Tom Harrell.Some other highlights are Randy Brecker and Dave Matthews band drummer Carter Beauford on King of the Bling. Flamenco Sketches is the lone cover song(it was on Kind of Blue) and it is mezmerizing and beautiful featuring Barry Danielian on Trumpet backed up by Keiko Matsui and Mark Antoine both playing way above the Smooth jazz radar.The Street Vibe Suite is just mindblowing.Voices from all over the world meshed into a deep groove featuring the ever funky Bernie Worrell weaving a multi layered keyboard mix.Street Vibe then gets really intense with Tom harrell and Aaron Heicke on Alto sax(who is this guy he plays incredible.Great lines)The other artists on the CD are a who's who of modern jazz.Nicholas Payton,David Sanchez,Karsh Kale, Karl Denson,,James Genus, Cyro Baptista,Romero Lubambo and others,all give virtuoso performances.It's amazing but you can almost invision Miles Davis working with some of these artists if he was alive an making music today.
On Miles to Miles we are seeing (and of course hearing) an artist who is at the height of his creative powers. Jason Miles has made a CD that won't be coming out of my CD player anytime soon. I'm discovering new things about the music with every listen.I can't reccomend this CD enough. I believe once you listen to it you will feel the same way,I do and know that there is a future to contemporary jazz"
Why haven't I heard of this guy before?
R. Wood | 01/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought I was a Miles Davis "expert", but confess to not knowing of Jeson Miles as one of the many band-mates of Miles Davis. I almost didn't bother popping the CD into my player after seeing the insanely nerdy looking picture of Jason standing next to Miles Davis. But, I did finally give it a listen and wow! This man is the bomb. Every cut of the CD has me loving it. But, don't take my word for it. Check out every review for every one of his CDs here on Amazon. Everybody who has heard him realizes this is the future of contemporary jazz. Also, no one can pull the caliber of musicians he gets on his CDs without being at at the top of their game. So, why hasn't his record company given him the PR blitz he deserves? There is something seriously wrong in a world where more people have heard of Kenny G than Jason Miles."
Music for the 21st Century
Thomas | new jersey | 02/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one fantastic CD.The combination of musicians that are on this CD take the music to another place. I am a big Miles Davis fan and first heard of Jason Miles when I got TuTu many years ago.On this Cd he has managed to create a musical universe that I have not heard on a CD for quite sometime. It's funky,lush,melodic,hard hitting and has the musical integrity that many Cds that try to be commercial don't have.I played this for my 17 year old son and he just loved it.The music has the ability to speak to alot of different audiences and age groups.I love the track Voices on The Corner. It's music that I've never heard before.I agree with the reviewer here who can't figure out why Jason Miles isn't a household name. Hopefully this CD will change that"