Columbia release Miles Davis’ ‘Miles in the Sky’ recorded with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and George Benson (1968)

Miles Davis‘ ‘Miles in the Sky’ is a studio album recorded with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and George Benson and released on July 22, 1968 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Stuff (Miles Davis) – 17:03 . 2.Paraphernalia (Wayne Shorter) – 12:42 . 3.Black Comedy (Tony Williams) – 07:31 . 4.Country Son (Miles Davis) – 13:56

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Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone . Herbie Hancock – Piano, Electric Piano On (1) . Ron Carter – Bass, Electric Bass On (1) . Tony Williams – Drums . George Benson – Electric Guitar On (2)

Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Arthur Kendy – Engineer . Frank Laico – Engineer . Rob Schwarz – Mastering

Package : Chris Albertson – Liner Notes . Bob Belden – Liner Notes . Jan Persson – Photography . Allen Weinberg – Art Direction . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On January 16, May 15-17, 1968 At Columbia Studio B In New York City.

Released On July 22, 1968 By Columbia.

(Source Miles Davis‘ ‘Miles in the Sky’ | The Official Miles Davis Site)


Mark’s Record Reviews
Saaaaaay! This is pretty good! Featuring the very first appearance of electric piano, electric bass and electric guitar on a Miles Davis LP, Miles In The Sky also unfortunately still has Miles Davis on it. […]

onethink @ RateYourMusic
You know how it is, you get an idea stuck in your head and all the evidence in the world wont shift it. When I say you, I, of course, mean meand the idea that I had that was after Miles Smiles each one of Davis’s studio albums became less interesting in turn before the jump back with In a Silent Way – the two albums recorded in 1968, Miles In the Sky and Filles de Kilimanjaro, being little more than transition pieces (for most people they would have been major works, but for Davis they were minor). But listening to this album again I feel my scheme must have blocked my ears to the music. Why is it so good? […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The soul and funk influence is beginning to be felt here, with George Benson contributing a lead guitar soloand the rhythm section coming down out of the stratosphere to lay down more accessible grooves. […]


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