Miles Davis’ ‘Aura’ is a concept album produced by Danish composer/trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, recorded between January 31–February 4, 1985 and released in 1989 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Intro (Palle Mikkelborg) – 04:48 . 2.White (Palle Mikkelborg) – 06:07 . 3.Yellow (Palle Mikkelborg) – 06:55 . 4.Orange (Palle Mikkelborg) – 08:41 . 5.Red (Palle Mikkelborg) – 06:05 . 6.Green (Palle Mikkelborg) – 08:13 . 7.Blue (Palle Mikkelborg) – 06:36 . 8.Electric Red (Palle Mikkelborg) – 04:19 . 9.Indigo (Palle Mikkelborg) – 06:06 . 10.Violet (Palle Mikkelborg) – 09:04
Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Palle Mikkelborg – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Palle Bolvig – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Per Carsten – Saxophone, Woodwind . Thomas Clausen – Keyboards . Niels Eje – Cor Anglais, Cornet, Oboe . Jens Engel – Trombone . Lennart Gruvstedt – Drums . Ole Kock Hansen – Keyboards . Bent Jaedig – Saxophone, Woodwind . Ole Kurt Jensen – Trombone (Bass) . Uffe Karskov – Saxophone, Woodwind . Kenneth Knudsen – Keyboards . Perry Knudsen – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Ture Larsen – Trombone . Flemming Madsen – Saxophone, Woodwind . Marilyn Mazur – Percussion . John Mclaughlin – Guitar . Vincent Nilsson – Trombone . Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Bass . Benny Rosenfeld – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Bjarne Roup – Guitar . Bo Stief – Bass, Fretless Bass . Idrees Sulieman – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Eva Thaysen – Vocals . Jesper Thilo – Saxophone, Woodwind . Lillian Thornquist – Harp . Ethan Weisgaard – Percussion . Vince Wilburn, Jr. – Drums (Electric), Electronic Drums . Axel Windfel – Bass, Trombone, Trombone (Bass), Tuba . Jens Winther – Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Production : Produced By Palle Mikkelborg . Rune Persson – Mastering . Darcy Proper – Mastering
Package : Khephra Burns – Liner Notes . Stacy Drummond – Art Direction . Gilles Larrain – Photography
Recorded On January 31–February 4, 1985 At Easy Sound Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Released 1989 By Columbia.
This completely remastered and ever-moody masterpiece is quite possibly the last monumental effort from the late Miles Davis. Dim the lights, pour a jet-black beer into your favorite glass and get lost in the ruthlessly inventive Aura of Miles. […]
The Daily Vault
Listening to a lackluster Miles Davis album is rare, interestingand disappointing. What should we ultimately take away from Aura? That Davis can withstand bad composition and bad production and still come across as a daring and listenable musician. But as I could tell after listening to Aura several times, he could only do so much with Mikkelborg’s technical inclinations. […]
eclecticears @ RateYourMusic
Despite being self critical of his works, Miles considered this album a masterpiece. This is understandable as it is a very epic, dynamic sounding album with quiet, atmospheric parts as well as intense parts played in a multiple of styles for Miles to add beautiful flavors to […]