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Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) is widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz from World War II to the 1990s
Davis's influences included late 1960s acid rock and funk artists such as Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown and Jimi Hendrix, many of whom he met through Betty Mabry, a young model and songwriter Miles married in 1968 and divorced a year later. The musical transition required that Davis and his band adapt to electric instruments in both live performances and the studio.
By the time In a Silent Way had been recorded in February 1969, Davis had augmented his standard quintet with additional players. Hancock and Joe Zawinul were brought in to assist Corea on electric keyboards, and guitarist John McLaughlin made the first of his many appearances. By this point, Shorter was also doubling on soprano saxophone. After recording this album, Williams left to form his group Lifetime and was replaced by Jack DeJohnette.
Six months later, an even larger group of musicians, including Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira and Bennie Maupin recorded the double LP Bitches Brew, which became a huge seller, hitting gold record status (half a million copies) by 1976. This album and In a Silent Way were among the first fusions of jazz and rock that were commercially successful, building on the groundwork laid by Charles Lloyd, Larry Coryell, and many others who pioneered a genre that would become known simply as "Jazz-rock fusion".
During this period, Davis toured with the "lost quintet" of Shorter, Corea, Holland and DeJohnette. The group's repertoire included material from Bitches Brew, In a Silent Way, the 1960s quintet albums, and an occasional standard. In 1972, Davis was introduced to the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen by young arranger and cellist, and later Grammy award winner, Paul Buckmaster, leading to a period of new creative exploration for Davis. Biographer J.K.Chambers wrote that "The effect of Davis's study of Stockhausen could not be repressed for long. ... Davis's own 'space music,' shows Stockhausen's influence compositionally." His recordings and performances during this period were described as "space music" by fans, by music critic Leonard Feather, and by Buckmaster who stated: "a lot of mood changes - heavy, dark, intense - definitely space music."
Both Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way feature "extended" (more than 20 minutes each) compositions that were never actually "played straight through" by the musicians in the studio. Instead, Davis and producer Teo Macero selected musical motifs of various lengths from recorded extended improvisations and edited them together into a musical whole which only exists in the recorded version. Bitches Brew made use of such electronic effects as multi-tracking, tape loops and other editing techniques. Both records, especially Bitches Brew, proved to be huge sellers.
Starting with Bitches Brew, Davis' albums began to often feature cover art much more in line with psychedelic art or black power movements than that of his earlier albums. He took significant cuts in his usual performing fees in order to open for rock groups like the Steve Miller Band, the Grateful Dead and Santana. Several live albums were recorded during the early 1970s at such performances: Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970: It's About That Time (March 1970), Black Beauty (April 1970) and Miles Davis at Fillmore: Live at the Fillmore East (June 1970).
By the time of Live-Evil in December 1970, Davis' ensemble had transformed into a much more funk-oriented group. Davis began experimenting with wah-wah effects on his horn. The ensemble with Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett and Michael Henderson, often referred to as the "Cellar Door band" (the live portions of Live-Evil were recorded at a club by that name), never recorded in the studio, but is documented in the six CD Box Set The Cellar Door Sessions, which was recorded over four nights in December 1970.
In 1970, Davis contributed extensively to the soundtrack of a documentary about the African-American boxer Jack Johnson. Himself a devotee of boxing, Davis drew parallels between Johnson, whose career had been defined by the fruitless search for a Great White Hope to dethrone him, and Davis' own career, in which he felt the establishment had prevented him from receiving the acclaim and rewards that were due him. The resulting album, 1971's Jack Johnson, contained two long pieces that utilized musicians (some of whom were not credited on the record) including guitarists John McLaughlin and Sonny Sharrock, Herbie Hancock on a broken Farfisa organ and drummer Billy Cobham.
As Davis stated in his autobiography, he wanted to make music for the young African-American audience. On The Corner (1972) blended funk elements with the traditional jazz styles he had played his entire career. The album was highlighted by the appearance of saxophonist Carlos Garnett. The record provoked fierce disparagement from many critics, with one British critic noting: "I love Miles, but this is where I get off." In his autobiography, Davis stated that this criticism was made because no critic could categorize this music and complained that the album was promoted by the "traditional" jazz radio stations.
After recording On the Corner, Davis put together a new band, with only Michael Henderson, Carlos Garnett and percussionist Mtume returning from the previous band. It included guitarist Reggie Lucas, tabla player Badal Roy, sitarist Khalil Balakrishna and drummer Al Foster. It was unusual in that none of the sidemen were major jazz instrumentalists; as a result, the music emphasized rhythmic density and shifting textures instead of individual solos. This group, which recorded in the Philharmonic Hall for the album In Concert (1972), was unsatisfactory to Davis. Through the first half of 1973, he dropped the tabla and sitar, took over keyboard duties, and added guitarist Pete Cosey.
The Davis/Cosey/Lucas/Henderson/Mtume/Foster ensemble would remain virtually intact over the next two years. Initially, Dave Liebman played saxophones and flute with the band. In 1974, he was replaced by Sonny Fortune. Big Fun (1974) was a double album containing four long jams, recorded between 1969 and 1972. Similarly, Get Up With It (1974) collected recordings from the previous five years. Get Up With It included "He Loved Him Madly", a tribute to Duke Ellington, as well as one of Davis' most lauded pieces from this era, "Calypso Frelimo". This was his last studio album of the 1970s.
In 1974 and 1975, Columbia recorded three double-LP live Davis albums: Dark Magus, Agharta and Pangaea. Dark Magus is a 1974 New York concert; the latter two are recordings of consecutive concerts from the same February 1975 day in Osaka, Japan. At the time, only Agharta was available in the US; Pangaea and Dark Magus were initially released only by CBS/Sony Japan. All three feature at least two electric guitarists (Reggie Lucas and Pete Cosey, deploying an array of post-Hendrix electronic distortion devices; Dominique Gaumont is a third guitarist on Dark Magus), electric bass, drums, reeds, and Davis on electric trumpet and organ. These albums were the last he was to record for five years.
Davis was troubled by osteoarthritis (which led to a hip replacement operation in 1976, the first of several), sickle-cell anemia, depression, bursitis, ulcers and a renewed dependence on alcohol and drugs (primarily cocaine), and his performances were routinely panned throughout late 1974 and early 1975. By the time the group reached Japan in February 1975, Davis was teetering on a physical breakdown and required copious amounts of vodka and narcotics to complete his engagements. After a Newport Jazz Festival performance at Avery Fisher Hall in New York on July 1, 1975, Davis withdrew almost completely from the public eye for six years. As Gil Evans said, "His organism is tired. And after all the music he's contributed for 35 years, he needs a rest."
The Albums: Miles In The Sky 1968 Filles De Kilimanjaro 1968 In A Silent Way 1969 Jazz Greatest Hits 1969 A Tribute to Jack Johnson 1970 Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West 1970 Bitches Brew 1970 At Fillmore: Live At The Fillmore East 1970 What I Say, Vol. 1 1971 Live-Evil 1971 On The Corner 1972 In Concert: Live At Philharmonic Hall 1973 Dark Magus: Live At Carnegie Hall 1974 Big Fun 1974 Get Up With It 1974 Agharta 1975 Pangaea 1975 Water Babies 1977 Circle In The Round 1979 Directions 1979
The Miles Davis Discography
1945 Miles Davis - First Miles (Savoy SJL 1196) Charlie Parker Story (Savoy MG 12079) Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 2 (Savoy MG 12009) The Immortal Charlie Parker (Savoy MG 12001)
1946 Charlie Parker - Yardbird in Lotus Land (Spotlite (E) SPJ 123) Charlie Parker on Dial, Vol. 1 (Spotlite (E) SPJ 101) Charlie Parker - Alternate Masters, Vol. 2 (Dial LP 905) Charles Mingus - The Young Rebel (Swingtime (E) ST 1010) Baron Mingus - God's Portrait c/w unknown title (not released) (Fentone 2001) V.A. - Jazz Off the Air, Vol. 3 (Spotlite (E) SPJ 148) V.A. - Boning Up the 'Bones (EmArcy MG 36038) Billy Eckstine - Mr. B and the Band (Savoy SJL 2214) Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 36030) Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear (EmArcy MG 36010) Billy Eckstine - Blues for Sale (EmArcy MG 36029) Miles Davis - Boppin' the Blues (Black Lion (E) BLP 60102)
1947 Illinois Jacquet and his Tenor Sax (Aladdin AL 803) Charlie Parker - Encores (Savoy SJL 1107) The Genius of Charlie Parker (Savoy MG 12014) Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 1 (Savoy MG 12000) Coleman Hawkins/Howard McGhee/Lester Young - A Date with Greatness (Imperial LP 9188-A) Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy SJL 5500) Charlie Parker on Dial, Vol. 4 (Spotlite (E) SPJ 104) Charlie Parker - The Bird Blows the Blues (Dial LP 901) Charlie Parker - Alternate Masters, Vol. 1 (Dial LP 904) Charlie Parker on Dial, Vol. 5 (Spotlite (E) SPJ 105) Charlie Parker on Dial, Vol. 6 (Spotlite (E) SPJ 106) Charlie Parker - Crazeology c/w Crazeology, II: 3 Ways of Playing a Chorus (Dial 1034) Charlie Parker, Vol. 4 (Dial LP 207)
1948 Gene Roland Band featuring Charlie Parker - The Band That Never Was (Spotlite (E) SPJ 141) Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 6 (Philology (It) 214W 29) Charlie Parker - Bird on 52nd St. (Jazz Workshop JWS 501) Charlie Parker (Prestige PR 24009) Charlie Parker - Bird at the Roost, Vol. 1 (Savoy Jazz ZDS 4411/12) Newly Discovered Sides by Charlie Parker (Savoy MG 12186) Charlie Parker - The 'Bird' Returns (Savoy MG 12179) Miles Davis - Nonet 1948 - Jam 1949 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 514) Charlie Parker - Miles Davis - Lee Konitz (Ozone 2) The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis (Alto AL 701) Hooray for Miles Davis, Vol. 1 (Session Disc 101) Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) 214W 5) Charlie Parker - Live Performances (ESP-Disk' ESP 3000) Charlie Parker on the Air, Vol. 1 (Everest FS 214)
1949 The Metronome All Stars - From Swing to Be-Bop (RCA Camden CAL 426) Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (Capitol T 792) Miles Davis - The Complete Birth of the Cool (Capitol M 11026) V.A. - Tadd Dameron Big 10 and Royal Roost Jam (Beppo (E) BEP 503) Charlie Parker - Rara Avis Avis, Rare Bird (Stash STCD 21) V.A. - Strictly Be-Bop: Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 13 "Be Bop Professors" (Capitol (J) 5C 052 851) The Miles Davis/Tadd Dameron Quintet in Paris Festival International de Jazz, May, 1949 (Columbia JC 34804) Miles Davis/Tadd Dameron - Sensation '49: A Document from the Paris Jazz Festival 1949 (Phontastic (Swd) PHONT 7602) Charlie Parker - Bird in Paris (Bird in Paris CP 3) V.A. - Stars of Modern Jazz Concert at Carnegie Hall (IAJRC 20)
1950 Charlie Parker - Birth of the Bebop: Bird on Tenor 1943 (Stash ST 260) Miles Davis - Dick Hyman - Sonny Stitt (Ozone 1) Here Are Stan Getz and Miles Davis (Kings of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013) Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi (Columbia CL 745) Miles Davis All Stars and Gil Evans (Beppo (E) BEP 502) Hooray for Miles Davis, Vol. 2 (Session Disc 102)
1951 Miles Davis and Horns (Prestige PRLP 7025) Miles Davis - Early Miles (Prestige PR 7674) Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew (Prestige PRLP 7029) The Genius of Charlie Parker, #8 - Swedish Schnapps (Verve MGV 8010) The Magnificent Charlie Parker (Clef MGC 646) The Metronome All Stars - All Star Sessions (Capitol M 11031) V.A. - Conception (Prestige PRLP 7013) Miles Davis - Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Art Blakey (Ozone 7) Miles Davis - Dig (Prestige PRLP 7012)
1952 Jimmy Forrest and Miles Davis Live at the Barrel (Prestige PR 7858) Miles Davis/Jimmy Forrest - Lady Bird (Jazz Showcase LP 5004) Miles Davis - Rare Unreleased Broadcasts (Yadeon (J) 502) V.A. - Woman in Jazz, Vol. 3 (Stash ST 113) Miles Davis and his All Stars (Ozone 8) Miles Davis, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1501) Miles Davis - Complete 1st and 3rd Sessions on Blue Note (Blue Note CDP 7 81501-2) Miles Davis, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1502)
1953 Miles Davis - Collector's Items (Prestige PRLP 7044) Miles Davis - Hi-Hat All Stars Recorded Live at Hi-Hat, Boston 1955 (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 302) Miles Davis - Complete 2nd Session on Blue Note (Blue Note CDP 7 81502-2) Miles Davis - Blue Haze (Prestige PRLP 7054) Charlie Parker - Bird Meets Birks (Mark Gardner (E) MG 102) Miles Davis and the Lighthouse All-Stars - At Last! (Contemporary C 7645)
1954 Miles Davis - Walkin' (Prestige PRLP 7076) Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (Prestige PRLP 7109) Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (Prestige PRLP 7150) 1955 Miles Davis - The Musings of Miles (Prestige PRLP 7007) Miles Davis - Blue Moods (Debut DEB 120) Miles Davis - Miscellaneous Davis 1955-1957 (Jazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2050) Miles Davis and Milt Jackson Quintet/Sextet (Prestige PRLP 7034) Miles Davis - The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (Prestige 4PRCD 4444-2) The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis with John Coltrane (Mosaic MQ9 191) Miles Davis - Circle in the Round (Columbia KC2 36278) Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (Columbia CL 949) Miles Davis - Basic Miles (Columbia C 32025) Miles Davis - The Columbia Years 1955-1985 (Columbia C5X 45000) V.A. - Jazz Omnibus (Columbia CL 1020) Miles Davis - Miles (Prestige PRLP 7014)
1956 Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige PRLP 7166) Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige PRLP 7200) Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige PRLP 7129) Miles Davis Quintet at Peacock Alley (VGM/Soulard VGM-SOU 1997) Leonard Bernstein - What Is Jazz (Columbia CL 919) The Brass Ensembles of the Jazz and Classical Music Society - Music for Brass (Columbia CL 941) Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige PRLP 7094) Lester Young Meets Miles, M.J.Q. and the Jack Teagarden All Stars (Unique Jazz UJ 014) Miles Davis/Bud Powell/Art Tatum - Unreleased Performances (Teppa 76)
1957 Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (Columbia CL 1041) Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (stereo) (Columbia/Legacy CK 40784) Miles Davis - John Coltrane - Sonny Rollins (Ozone 18) Miles Davis - Makin' Wax (Chakra (It) TH 100 MD) Rene Urtreger en Concerts (Carlyne Music (F) CAR 006) Miles Davis - Ascenseur pour L'echafaud (Fontana (F) 662 213-TR) Miles Davis - Ascenseur pour L'echafaud: Complete Recordings (Fontana (F) 836 305-2) Miles Davis - The Complete Amsterdam Concert 1957 (Celluloid (It) 668 232)
1958 Miles Davis - Milestones (Columbia CL 1193) Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (Blue Note BLP 1595) Cannonball Adderley - Alison's Uncle, Autumn Leaves (Blue Note (J) BNJ 27001) V.A. - The Other Side Blue Note 1500 Series (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61008/10) Miles Davis All Stars featuring John Coltrane and Bill Evans (Jazz Band (E) EB 418) Miles Davis - Jazz Tracks (Columbia CL 1268) Miles Davis - '58 Sessions (Columbia/Legacy CJ 47835) Miles Davis - Black Giants (Columbia PG 33402) Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz (Columbia CL 1250) Miles Davis/Thelonious Monk - Miles and Monk at Newport (Columbia CL 2178) V.A. - Newport Jazz Festival 1958-59 (FDC (It) 1024) Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (Columbia CL 1274) Miles Davis - Jazz at Plaza, Vol. 1 (Columbia C 32470) Miles Davis All Stars featuring John Coltrane with Cannonball Adderley (Jazz Band (E) EB 409)
1959 Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (Columbia CL 1355) The Sound of Miles Davis (Toei Video (J) TE M576) The Complete Miles Davis-Gil Evans Studio Recordings (Columbia/Legacy CXK 67397) Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (Columbia CL 1480)
1960 Miles Davis - Directions (Columbia KC2 36472) Miles Davis en Concert avec Europe 1 (Trema (F) 710455) Miles Davis and John Coltrane Live in Stockholm 1960 (Dragon (Swd) DRLP 90/91) John Coltrane - Bird Note (Bird Note (Swd) no number) Miles Davis/John Coltrane - Copenhagen 1960 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 501) Miles Davis Quintet Live in Zurich 1960 (Jazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2031) Miles Davis/John Coltrane - Miles and Coltrane Quintet Live, First Time on Records (Unique Jazz UJ 019) Miles Davis - Free Trade Hall, Vol. 1 (Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 102) Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe (Jazz Up (It) JU 320) Miles Davis - Free Trade Hall, Vol. 2 (Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 103) Miles Davis/Sonny Stitt - Stockholm 1960 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 509) Miles Davis and Sonny Stitt Live in Stockholm 1960 (Dragon (Swd) DRLP 129/30)
1961 Miles Davis - Someday My Prince Will Come (Columbia CL 1656) Miles Davis in Person, Vol. 2 - Saturday Night at the Blackhawk (Columbia CL 1670) Miles Davis in Person, Vol. 1 - Friday Night at the Blackhawk (Columbia CL 1669) Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (Mosaic Q6 220) V.A. - Who's Who in Jazz (Columbia CL 1765) Miles Davis - Transition (Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 125) Miles Davis - Circle in the Round (CBS/Sony (J) 36AP 1409/10) Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall (Columbia CL 1812) Miles Davis - Live Miles: More Music from the Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert (Columbia CL 40609)
1962 Miles Davis - Quiet Nights (Columbia CL 2106) V.A. - Jingle Bell Jazz (Columbia CL 1893) Miles Davis - Sorcerer (Columbia CL 2732) Miles Davis - Facets, Vol. 1 (Columbia (F) 21070)
1963 Miles Davis - The Complete 63-64 Columbia Recordings (Mosaic Q10 226) Miles Davis - Seven Steps to Heaven (Columbia CL 2051) Miles Davis - Miles in St. Louis (VGM 0003) IXXI. Miles Davis Quintet Live in St. Louis and Paris 1963 (The Golden Age of Jazz (It) JZCD 371) Miles Davis - Cote Blues (Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY 1010-2) Miles Davis in Europe (Columbia CL 2183) Miles Davis at Monterey 1963 Complete (So What! (J) SW 042)
1964 Miles Davis - 'Four' & More (Columbia CL 2453) Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (Columbia CL 2306) Miles Davis - Miles in Tokyo (CBS/Sony (J) SONX 60064) Miles Davis - Miles in Berlin (CBS (G) SBPG 62976) Miles Davis - Paris, France (Heart Note HN 004) Miles Davis - The Complete Copenhagen Concert 1964 (Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 117) Miles Davis - Davisiana (Moon (It) MCD 033-2) Miles Davis - All Blues (Musica Jazz (It) MJCD 1090-2) IXXII. Miles Davis Quintet Live in Sindelfingen 1964 (The Golden Age of Jazz (It) JZCD 372) Miles Davis - Seven Steps to Heaven (Jazz Door (It) JD 1225)
1965 Miles Davis - E.S.P. (Columbia CL 2350) Miles Davis - Cookin' at the Plugged Nickel (Columbia CJ 40645) Miles Davis - Complete Live at Plugged Nickel 1965 (CBS/Sony (J) SRCS 5766/72) Miles Davis at Plugged Nickel, Chicago, Vol. 2 (CBS/Sony (J) 23AP 2568) Miles Davis at Plugged Nickel, Chicago, Vol. 1 (CBS/Sony (J) 23AP 2567)
1966 Miles Davis - Gingerbread Boy, At Portland State College (Stone OE 66201) Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (Columbia CL 2601)
1967 The Studio Recordings of Miles Davis Quintet 65-68 (Mosaic Q10 177) Miles Davis - Water Babies (Columbia C 34396) Miles Davis - Nefertiti (Columbia CS 9594) Miles Davis - His Greatest Concert Ever (Jazzman JM 11742) Miles Davis - Tempo di Jazz (Tempo di Jazz (It) CDTJ 703) Miles Davis - No Blues (Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY 1003-2)
1968 Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (Columbia CS 9628) Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (Columbia CS 9750) Miles Davis - The Complete in a Silent Way Sessions (Mosaic Q5 209)
1969 Miles Davis - In a Silent Way (Columbia CS 9875) Miles Davis - 1969 Miles: Festiva de Juan Pins (CBS/Sony (J) SRCS 6843) The Selected Works of Chick Corea - Music Forever and Beyond (GRP GRD 5-9819) Miles Davis Interview, 4 Aug., 1969 (Columbia) Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (Columbia GP 26) Miles Davis - Double Image (Moon (It) MCD 010/11-2) IXXIII. Miles Davis Quintets: Bitches Brew Live (The Golden Age of Jazz (It) JZCD 373) Miles Davis - Spanish Key (Lunch for Your Ears (E) LFYE 001) Miles Davis - Paraphernalia (Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY 1013-2) Miles Davis - Big Fun (Columbia PG 32866) Miles Davis - The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (Mosaic MQ6 183)
1970 Miles Davis - Live/Evil (Columbia G 30954) Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson (Columbia S 30455) Miles Davis - Hill Auditorium, 2/21/'70 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 006) Miles Davis - It's About That Time: Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970 (Columbia/Legacy C2K 85191) Miles Davis at Fillmore West - Black Beauty (CBS/Sony (J) 28AP 2155/56) Miles Davis - Get Up with It (Columbia KG 33236) Miles Davis at Fillmore (Columbia G 30038) V.A. - The First Great Rock Festivals of the Seventies - Isle of Wight - Atlanta Pop Festival (Columbia G3X 30805) Miles Davis - Fillmore West, 10/17/'70 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 007)
1971 Miles Davis - Lennies on the Turnpike '71 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 001/02) IXXIV. Miles Davis Band: Miles Davis + Keith Jarrett Live (The Golden Age of Jazz (It) JZCD 374) Miles Davis - Neue Stadthalle, Switzerland, 10/22/'71 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 008/09) Miles Davis - Another Bitches Brew (Jazz Door (It) JD 1284/85) Miles Davis - Two Miles Live (Discurious (It) DIS 201) Miles Davis - Berlin and Beyond (Lunch for Your Ears (E) LFYE 006/07) Miles Davis in Sweden 1971 (Miles MD 1) Hooray for Miles Davis, Vol. 3 (Session Disc 123)
1972 Miles Davis - On the Corner (Columbia KC 31906) Miles Davis in Concert (Columbia KG 32092)
1973 Miles Davis - Black Satin (Jazz Masters (G) JM 011/12) Miles Davis - More Live Evil (Zipperdeke (J) ZIP 009) Miles Davis - Ife (Lunch for Your Ears (E) LFYE 002) Miles Davis - "Isle of Wight" (Columbia (F) 450472 1) Miles Davis - Unknown Sessions 1973-1976, Vol. 1 (Kind of Blue (J) KOB 001) Miles Davis - Call It What It Is (Jazz Music Yesterday (It) ME 6403) Miles Davis - Berlin '73 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 003) Miles Davis - Palais des Sports, Paris 1973 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 016)
1974 Miles Davis - Dark Magus (CBS/Sony (J) 28AP 2165/66)
1975 Miles Davis - Agharta (CBS/Sony (J) 28AP 2167/68) Miles Davis - Pangaea (CBS/Sony (J) 28AP 2169/70) Miles Davis - New York Bottom Line 1975 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 017/18)
1980 Miles Davis - The Man with the Horn (Columbia FC 36790)
1981 Miles Davis - Shout (12 inch maxi single) (Columbia AS 1274) Miles Davis - We Want Miles (Columbia C2 38005) V.A. - Jazz Beau Coup. (Columbia Sampler) Miles Davis - Miles! Miles! Miles!: Live in Japan '81 (CBS/Sony (J) SRCS 6513/14)
1982 Miles Davis - Moonlight Shadows (Megadisc) Miles Davis - Spring (Paradise (It) P 1020-2) Miles Davis - The Second Spring (Paradise (It) P 1030) Miles Davis - Star People (Columbia FC 38657) Miles Davis - Forum, N.Y., 12/31/82 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 024)
1983 Miles Davis - In the West (Jazz Masters (G) JM 022/23) Miles Davis - Atmosphere (Four Beat Sounds (It) FBMD 83058/59) Miles Davis - Decoy (Columbia FC 38991) Miles Davis in Warsaw '83 (Poli Jazz (Poland) PSJ X 001)
1984 Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest (Columbia FC 40023) Miles Davis - This Is Miles!, Vol. 2 (CBS/Sony (J))
1985 Miles Davis - Aura (Columbia C2X 45332) Miles Davis - Miles Under Arrest: Live 1985 (Gema) Miles Davis - Human Nature (Jazz File JF 1001) Miles Davis - The King of Priests (Flashback 07 93 0211) Miles Davis - Pacific Express (Jazz Masters (G) JM 019/20) V.A. - Sun City (Manhattan MHS 91149) V.A. - Sun City (12 inch maxi single) (Manhattan S14 123) Miles Davis - Unissued '85 (On Stage CD/ON 2230)
1986 TOTO - Fahrenheit (Columbia FC 40273) Miles Davis - Tutu (Warner Bros. 25490) Miles Davis - Backyard Ritual (Warner Bros.) Prince - Crucial (H.T.B. Entertainment Group CD 038001) Miles Davis - Full Nelson (12 inch maxi single) (Warner Bros.) Miles Davis - Social Music (Tiki Records (It) TR 02) Miles Davis - Maze (Lunch for Your Ears (E) LFYE 008/09) Miles Davis - Time After Time (Tiki Records (It) TR 03) Miles Davis - High-Energy - Rhythm Attack (M.D. 86) Miles Davis - Street Scenes (Lunch for Your Ears (E) LFYE 010/11)
1987 Miles Davis/Marcus Miller - Siesta (Warner Bros. 25655) Miles Davis - Greek Theater '88 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 004/05) Miles Davis - Scrooged: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (A&M SP 3291) Miles Davis - Antwerp Agitation (no label no number) Prince - Grosse Freiheit 36: Driving to Midnight Mess (Savarage) Scritti Politti - Oh, Patti (Virgin VST 1006)
1988 Cameo - Machismo (Mercury 836 002-2) Miles Davis in Concert '88, Pt. 1 (Jazz Concert MDCD 101) Miles Davis in Concert '88, Pt. 2 (Jazz Concert MDCD 102) Chaka Khan - C.K. (Warner Bros. 25707) Miles Davis Live Around the World (Warner Bros. (J) WPCR 0443) Miles Davis in Warsaw '88 (Poli Jazz (Poland) PSJ X 003) Miles Davis - Amandla (Warner Bros. 25873)
1989 Kenny Garrett - Prisoner of Love (Atlantic 82046) Quincy Jones - Back on the Block (Warner Bros. 26020) Marcus Miller - The Sun Don't Lie (PRA) Miles Davis - Time After Time (Jazz Door (It) JD 1256/57) Miles Davis Band Live Tutu (The Golden Age of Jazz (It) JZCD 375) Miles Davis - Miles in Montreux (Jazz Door (It) JD 1235) Miles Davis Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (Jazz Door (It) JD 1287/88) Miles Davis - Miles in Paris (Four Aces FAR 006)
1990 Miles Davis/Michel Legrand - Dingo (Warner Bros. 26438-2) Miles Davis - The Hot Spot: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Antilles 442 846 813-2) Paolo Rustichelli - Capri (Verve-Forecast 314 517 206-2) Paolo Rustichelli - Mystic Man (Island/Guts & Grace 161 531 065-2) Miles Davis - Sing in Singen (Regency REG 027) Shirley Horn - You Won't Forget Me (Verve 847 482-2)
1991 Miles Davis - Doo-Bop (Warner Bros. 9 26938-2) Miles Davis - Blow/Fantasy (Warner Bros.) Miles Davis - The Doo-Bop Song EP (Warner Bros. (J) WPCP 5066) Miles Davis - Miles and Quincy Live at Montreux (Warner Bros. 2 45221) Miles Davis - Black Devil (Beech Marten (It) BM 053/2)