Miles Davis - album review (3 stars)


The Warner Brothers Sessions 1985-1991



A single disc selection from the final phase of the trumpeter’s career, drawing on the music he released after his switch from Columbia in 1985. It is billed as the Very Best of Miles Davis, but is well short of meeting that claim. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a good sample of his work in the period, then it offers some gems alongside a bit of filler.
The former includes the classic ‘Tutu’ and ‘Splatch’ from Tutu and ‘Amandla’ and ‘Mr Pastorius’ from Amandla. The collaboration with Easy Mo Bee on Doo-Bop is much weaker, and the material from the films Dingo and Siesta is also a notch less compelling. Two cuts from his valedictory Montreux concert with Quincy Jones and three more live tracks round out the set.

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