The return of a giant. The great trumpeter Miles Davis has left his musical genius of the Twentieth century, from the 1940s to the late “eighties”. The album unpublished Rubberband will be released on September 6, at Warner. The information was revealed on the official Twitter account of “Miles Davis”. What delight the legions of fans that his death, which occurred in 1991 at the age of 65 years, has left them clueless.
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Miles Davis discovers the painting, in 1981, after having suffered an attack that paralyzed his right hand. One of his works adorns the cover of “Rubberland”. Miles Davis – Rubberband
In 1985, Miles Davis left Columbia Records to go in Warner. Under this label, he began recording Rubberband , in Los Angeles. It is found in the trumpet, of course, but also on the keyboards. It contacts the singers Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan to collaborate with them. But the project stops abruptly: Miles Davis decided to devote himself to the album Tutu , composed in tribute to Desmond Tutu, anglican archbishop of south africa, Nobel peace prize in 1984.
Thirty years after…
The eleven songs already written remain in the closet until 2017, when producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles, who were already on board Miles Davis in 1985, decided, thirty-four years later, to finalize the album. Vince Wilburn, Jr., the nephew of trumpeter joins them and brings a bond of family. Drummer talent, he had participated in the sessions in the studio, 1985. The stars of R&B Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway complete the casting.
The title of Rubberband is already available for listening. With overtones of soul and funk very marked, it confirms the musical direction adopted by Miles Davis in the 1980s. For nearly 60 years, Davis continued to challenge themselves with each record, incorporated new styles and chose new staff.
Miles Davis, player paint
Reached by a stroke in 1981 which paralyzed his right hand, Miles Davis discovers the painting, initiated by his companion, the artist new york-based Joe Gelbard. The cover of the album Rubberband takes on one of his paintings, the expressive style and abstract. In 2006, she told The Express that Miles Davis “had an innate gift of the line”. At the start of a therapy, the painting quickly became for the trumpeter a real passion. “My dream was to see capture on canvas what he was doing in music, tells the story of Joe Gelbard. He got there, I think, towards the end of his life.” On 6 June, Rubberband will be available in CD, on the platforms of recording, but also in vinyl for the fans the most nostalgic.