1988-08-27 New York

Disco1988-08-27 New York
VenueUSA, Pier 84, New York, NY
NotesSource: http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=520
Miles Davis
Pier 84, New York, NY
August 27, 1988
MP3 Version

Miles Davis (tp, synth)
Kenny Garrett (as, fl)
Robert Irving III, Adam Holzman (synth)
Joe “Foley” McCreary (lead-b)
Benny Rietveld (el-b)
Ricky Wellman (d)
Marilyn Mazur (perc)

Disc 1 [46:27.35]
01. Perfect Way [05:37.48]
02. New Blues [Star People] [07:31.45]
03. Human Nature [14:21.11]
04. Tutu [09:57.41]
05. Time After Time [08:59.40]

Disc 2 [46:28.24]
01. Heavy Metal [06:21.02]
02. Movie Star [05:38.71]
03. Don’t Stop Me Now [06:25.46]
04. Carnival Time [17:14.74]
05. Tomaas [10:47.56]
June 21, 2010 – 9:21 am

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New York 1988 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Pier 84, New York, NY, August 27, 1988. Very good audience recording.

There are some jazz purists who feel that the last decade of Miles Davis (1981-1991) can be ignored. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis said Miles’ fusion was not “true jazz” and that started a whole debate.

Davis had his own ideas of covering Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time and Michael Jackson’s Human Nature on You’re Under Arrest (1985). According to the wiki, Davis had considered releasing an entire album of pop songs and recorded dozens of them, but the idea was scrapped. Davis noted that many of today’s accepted jazz standards were in fact pop songs from Broadway theatre, and that he was simply updating the “standards” repertoire with new material.

Even at this point of his life and career, Davis was still trying out new things - his collaboration with Prince would have been interesting had things worked out - and the fire in him was not dampened: he took part in Artists United Against Apartheid (1985) and released Tutu the following year.

Listening to this show, one can hardly call Davis laidback or not playing “true jazz”. For those latecomers who caught on to Davis through You’re Under Arrest, the expanded versions of Human Nature (more rhythmic) and Time After Time are already worth the price of admission. And there seems to be a bit of Prince and The Time on the track, Heavy Metal. Though the audience might not have been aware, Davis also showcased Tutu and Tomaas from the then-forthcoming album.

Thanks to Jon Pasternak for recording the show; Dave Mallick for extracting the tracks and to greenone for sharing the lossless tracks on the Dime site.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 [46:27.35]
Track 101. Perfect Way [05:37.48] (7.7MB)
Track 102. New Blues [Star People] [07:31.45] (10.3MB)
Track 103. Human Nature [14:21.11] (20.1MB)
Track 104. Tutu [09:57.41] (13.6MB)
Track 105. Time After Time [08:59.40] (12.3MB)

Disc 2 [46:28.24]
Track 201. Heavy Metal [06:21.02] (8.7MB)
Track 202. Movie Star [05:38.71] (7.7MB)
Track 203. Don’t Stop Me Now [06:25.46] (8.8MB)
Track 204. Carnival Time [17:14.74] (24.2MB)
Track 205. Tomaas [10:47.56] (14.8MB)

Miles Davis (tp, synth)
Kenny Garrett (as, fl)
Robert Irving III, Adam Holzman (synth)
Joe “Foley” McCreary (lead-b)
Benny Rietveld (el-b)
Ricky Wellman (d)
Marilyn Mazur (perc)
MDpier205.mp3 ends abruptely