We Want Miles is a double album recorded by jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in 1981, produced by Teo Macero and released by Columbia Records in 1982. The album combines recordings from the first live appearances by Davis in more than five years, at Boston's Kix Club, on June 27, 1981. Other tracks were recorded at Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, on July 5, and in Tokyo, October 4 of that year.
Recorded "Live": Boston, MA at KIX 6/27/8, New York, NY at Avery Fisher 7/5/81, Tokyo, Japan 10/4/81.
We Want Miles è un album di Miles Davis pubblicato nel 1982. Si tratta di un album che documenta una delle prime apparizioni dal vivo di Davis dopo il periodo di silenzio che durò dal 1975 al 1980. L'album è composto da materiale nuovo registrato durante il tour del 1981 a Boston il 2 giugno, New York il 5 luglio e Tokyo il 4 ottobre. Questo album raggiunse la seconda posizione nella classifica Jazz Albums statunitense e vinse nel 1982 un Grammy Award per Best Jazz Instrumental Performance by a Soloist.
We Want Miles is a collection of live recordings from Boston, New York (where he had played his last gig in 1975) and Tokyo from 1981, and they're among the first live recordings made after an extended hiatus. But unlike his 1981 comeback album The Man With The Horn, on We Want Miles Davis has rediscovered his famed embouchure and this album
It was recorded in 1981 at Boston's Kix Club on June 27, NYC’s Avery Fisher Hall on July 5, and Tokyo’s Shinjuku Nishi-Guchi Hiroba on October 4. The personnel is the same for all three dates-Davis with guitarist Mike Stern, bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Minu Cinelu, and saxophonist Bill Evans. Davis was still finding his chops, yet this won the 1982 GRAMMY® for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance by a Soloist, and he sounds particularly potent with and without mute on the epic version of My Man’s Gone Now. Although the complete Tokyo performance was released in Japan in 1993 as a stand-alone performance, this is the only globally released live effort to feature this band.
Miles Davis, who seems to have majored in live albums over the past dozen years, offers another two-record set, We Want Miles, culled from his return to live performing last summer. Each of the album’s five tunes is a long exercise in tension building and release, during which Miles enters, stirs things up and then fades away while the rest of the.