Album of the Day
Live Around The World
Among the three or four greatest figures in jazz history, Miles Davis was on the cutting edge for decades, helping birth cool jazz, fusion and other stylistic innovations. An equally formidable trumpeter in concert and in a studio setting, Davis was also a bandleader with a golden ear for talent, and these strengths come together on LIVE AROUND THE WORLD. Drawn from three years of gigs through his final performance in 1991, Miles has marshaled a top-flight band including saxophonist Kenny Garrett, keyboardist Adam Holzman and bassist Foley on this well-recorded set. They give an '80s funk flavor to favorites including “In A Silent Way” and “Tutu” as well as versions of Cyndi Lauper's “Time After Time” and the Michael Jackson hit “Human Nature” (Garrett's solo here must be heard to be believed). Miles Davis was born 90 years ago today, and we'll pay tribute to the master with the essential LIVE AROUND THE WORLD.