Miles Davis ‘ ‘Decoy’ is an album recorded on June 30, July 7 and September 5, 10 & 11, 1983 with Robert Irving III, John Scofield and Branford Marsalis and released in In June 1984 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Decoy (Robert Irving Iii) – 08:33 . 2.Robot 415 (Miles Davis, Robert Irving Iii) – 01:09 . 3.Code M.D. (Robert Irving Iii) – 05:58 . 4.Freaky Deaky (Miles Davis) – 04:34 . 5.What It Is (Miles Davis, John Scofield) – 0 4:31 . 6.That’S Right (Miles Davis, John Scofield) – 11:12 . 7.That’S What Happened (Miles Davis, John Scofield) – 03:30
Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet, Synthesizer . Bill Evans – Soprano Saxophone . Branford Marsalis – Soprano Saxophone . Robert Irving Iii – Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass & Drum Programming . John Scofield – Guitar . Darryl “The Munch” Jones – Bass . Al Foster – Drums . Mino Cinelu – Percussion
Production : Produced By Miles Davis & Robert Irving Iii . Ronald F. Lorman – Engineer . Tom Swift – Assistant Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering
Package : John Berg – Package Design . Gilles Larrain – Cover Photography
Recorded On June 30, 1983 At A&R Studio, Ny; July 7, 1983 At Théâtre St. Denis, Montreal; And September 5, 10 And 11, 1983and Record Plant Studio, Ny.
Released In June 1984 By Columbia.
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