Listen To This: Rolling Stone Offers a Sampling of a Previously-Unreleased Miles Davis Song

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Miles Davis RUBBERBAND Album Cover

Picture it: Warner Brothers in September 1986. Miles Davis, world-renowned trumpeter, had just released his first album for the label after spending the preceding 30 years on Columbia. TUTU, the album in question, was well-received, but – brace yourself, people – it was actually the second album that Davis had recorded for the label, since the first album was started but ended up being shelved.

Intriguing, no? Just wait: it gets better.

Dripping with funk and soul grooves, this album – which was recorded at Ameraycan Studios in Los Angeles from October 1985 to January 1986 – was going to include vocals by Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan, but the music was already pretty phenomenal to begin with: Davis on trumpet and keyboards, keyboardists Adam Holzman, Neil Larsen and Wayne Linsey, percussionist Steve Reid, saxophonist Glen Burris, and Davis's nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., on drums.

Last year, Rhino released the four-song Rubberband EP for Record Store Day, teasing fans with a sampling of the material that had been sitting on the shelf for 30+ years, but on September, the whole album is finally going to hit stores.

There’s a new Rolling Stone piece about this old/new album, which is entitled RUBBERBAND, that you should definitely check out... and when you do, you can also check out “Paradise,” a song from the record. And if you like what you hear there, then you can check out another song from the album – the kinda-sorta title cut, “Rubberband of Life” – by pressing “play” below:


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