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MILES DAVIS’ LOST ALBUM RUBBERBAND

SET FOR RELEASE FROM RHINO ON SEPTEMBER 6Album Recorded After Signing With Warner Bros. Has Now Been CompletedBy The Original Producers Randy Hall And Zane Giles, And Davis’ Nephew Vince Wilburn Jr.,With Guest Vocalists Including Lalah Hathaway And Ledisi

LOS ANGELES – Miles Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the album Rubberband in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the Rubberband songs unheard and untouched for over 30 years.

Davis’ fans finally got a taste of the iconic trumpeter’s long-lost album last year with the release of a four-song Rubberband EP for Record Store Day, which is also available digitally. Now Rhino is excited to announce that the entire 11-song Rubberband album will make its debut on September 6 on CD, digitally, and as a 180-gram 2-LP set. It was finished by the original producers Hall and Giles; with Davis’ nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original sessions for the album in 1985-86. The cover art for the album is a Davis original painting from the time. The track titled “Rubberband Of Life,” featuring Ledisi, is available now digitally. Click here to listen. A limited edition Rhino.com bundle of the vinyl version featuring an exclusive 7-inch single of the track “Paradise” is available for pre-order now.

“Uncle Miles would be proud. Randy, Zane and I, and everyone involved, put our heart and soul into ‘The Rubberband Of Life,’” says Wilburn, Jr.

In 2017 – 32 years after Davis started recording Rubberband– Hall, Giles, and Davis’ nephew, Wilburn, Jr., began work to finish the album. The final version includes several guest artists including singers Ledisi (a 12-time Grammy nominee) and Lalah Hathaway (daughter of soul legend Donny Hathaway).

Davis – who plays both trumpet and keyboards on the album – was joined in the studio by keyboardists Adam Holzman, Neil Larsen and Wayne Linsey; percussionist Steve Reid; saxophonist Glen Burris; and Wilburn, Jr. on drums. The sessions were engineered by Grammy®-winner Reggie Dozier, whose brother Lamont Dozier was part of the legendary Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland.

RUBBERBAND

Track Listing

  1. “Rubberband Of Life” – featuring Ledisi
  2. “This Is It”
  3. “Paradise”
  4. “So Emotional” – featuring Lalah Hathaway
  5. “Give It Up”
  6. “Maze”
  7. “Carnival Time”
  8. “I Love What We Make Together” – featuring Randy Hall
  9. “See I See”
  10. “Echoes In Time/The Wrinkle”
  11. “Rubberband”

MILES DAVIS:                                                  [22/05/19]

Rubberband

Format: CD / Digital

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  1. Rubberband Of Life (featuring Ledisi) [5:43]

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Written by Miles Davis / Randy Hall / Attala Zane Giles, Anthony “Mac Nass” Loffman / Vince Wilburn, Jr. / Arthur Haynes

Published by Raha Publishing Company, (BMI) / Captain Z Music Publishing(ASCAP) / Da Heatmizer Mac Publishing (ASCAP) / Jazz Horn Music (BMI) / Nef Of Miles Music (BMI) / Dreadman Publishing (ASCAP)

Miles Davis, trumpet; Randy Hall, guitars, vocal arrangements, rhythm arrangements; Attala Zane Giles, vocal arrangements, rhythm arrangements; Anthony “Mac Nass” Loffman, keyboards, drum programming, sampling, arrangements; Arthur Haynes, upright bass, keyboards, drum programming, arrangements; Vince Wilburn, Jr., percussion, arrangements; King Errisson, congas.

Ledisi, lead and background vocals.

Co-produced by Anthony “Mac Nass” Loffman and Arthur Haynes for Smash Sound Syndicate.

Contains elements from “Ode To Billie Joe” written by Bobbie Gentry and performed by Lou Donaldson. Licensed courtesy of Blue Note Records. Published by Northridge Music Company (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  1. This Is It [4:36]

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Written by Miles Davis / Adam Holzman / Attala Zane Giles / Randy Hall

Published by Jazz Horn Music (BMI) / Ammonia Lisa Music (ASCAP) / Captain Z Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Raha Publishing Company (BMI)

Miles Davis, trumpet, synthesizers; keyboards, arrangements; Randy Hall, rhythm guitar, guitar solo, instrumental arrangements; Attala Zane Giles, drum programming, instrumental arrangements, synth bass; Michael Paulo, alto saxophone, saxophone solo; Adam Holzman, keyboards and synthesizer solo, synth bass; Vince Wilburn Jr., drums; King Errisson, percussion; Steve Reid, electronic percussion; Kevin Santos, Pro Tools editing and sound design.

  1. Paradise (featuring Medina Johnson) [6:10]

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Written by Miles Davis / Attala Zane Giles / Randy Hall / Medina Johnson / Vince Wilburn, Jr.

Published by Jazz Horn Music (BMI) / Captain Z Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Raha Publishing Company (BMI) / Mini Keg Publishing (ASCAP) / Nef Of Miles Music (BMI)

Miles Davis, trumpet; Randy Hall, acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar solo, string arrangements, instrumental arrangements, vocal arrangements; Attala Zane Giles, keyboards, bass, string arrangements, instrumental arrangements, vocal arrangements, drum programming; Michael Paulo, flute solo; Javier Linares, piano, keyboards; Vince Wilburn, Jr., drums, drum programming, instrumental arrangements; King Errisson, congas, timbales, solo; Munyungo Jackson, timbales, percussion, solo.

Medina Johnson, lead and background vocals, vocal arrangements.

Contains elements from “Concert On The Runway” written and performed by Miles Davis & Michel Legrand. (P) 1991 Warner Bros. Records.

  1. So Emotional (featuring Lalah Hathaway) [5:18]

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Written by Randy Hall / Attala Zane Giles / Vince Wilburn, Jr. / Medina Johnson

Published by Raha Publishing Company (BMI) / Captain Z Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Nef Of Miles Music (BMI) / Mini Keg Publishing (ASCAP)

Miles Davis, trumpet; Attala Zane Giles, drum programming, keyboards, instrumental and vocal arrangements, Moog bass; Randy Hall, keyboards, instrumental and vocal arrangements; Isaiah Sharkey, guitar; Vince Wilburn, Jr., drums and percussion.

Lalah Hathaway, lead and background vocals, vocal arrangements; Medina Johnson, background vocals, vocal arrangements.

  1. Give It Up [6:28]

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Written by Miles Davis / Attala Zane Giles / Randy Hall

Published by Jazz Horn Music (BMI) / Attala Zane Giles / Randy Hall

Miles Davis, trumpet, keyboards, synthesizers, instrumental and horn arrangements; Randy Hall, rhythm guitar, horn and instrumental arrangements; Attala Zane Giles: rhythm guitar, horn and instrumental arrangements, drum programming; Michael Paulo, alto saxophone, flute solo; Glenn Burris, tenor and alto saxophones; Felton Crews, bass guitar; Vince Wilburn, Jr., drum programming; Adam Holzman, sound programming

  1. Maze [4:11]

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Written by Miles Davis

Published by Jazz Horn Music (BMI)

Miles Davis, trumpet; Bob Berg, saxophone; Mike Stern, guitar, guitar solo; Robert Irving lll, keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements; Angus Thomas, bass guitar; Vince Wilburn, Jr., drums, instrumental arrangements; Steve Thornton, percussion; Marilyn Mazur, percussion.

  1. Carnival Time [4:24]

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Written by Neil Larsen

Published by Neil Larsen Publ. / The International Music Network Ltd

ISRC: tbc

Miles Davis, trumpet; Neil Larsen, keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming; Adam Holzman, synth brass; Randy Hall, guitar; Attala Zane Giles, bass.

  1. I Love What We Make Together (featuring Randy Hall) [5:05]

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Written by Miles Davis / Attala Zane Giles / Randy Hall

Published by Jazz Horn Music (BMI) / Captain Z Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Raha Publishing Company (BMI)

Miles Davis, trumpet, keyboards; Attala Zane Giles, keyboards, guitar, vocal and horn arrangements, drum programming, background vocals; Randy Hall guitar, guitar solo, drum programming, vocal arrangements; Michael Paulo, tenor and alto saxophones; Rick Braun, trumpet, trombone; Keith Nelson, bass guitar; Vince Wilburn, Jr, drums.

Horns recorded at Paulo Productions

Randy Hall, lead vocals and background vocals.

  1. See I See [4:19]

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Written by Miles Davis / Adam Holzman / Attala Zane Giles / Randy Hall

Published by Jazz Horn Music (BMI / Ammonia Lisa Music (ASCAP) / Captain Z Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Raha Publishing Company (BMI)

Miles Davis, trumpet, synthesizers, keyboards, arrangements; Attala Zane Giles, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, instrumental arrangements, drum programming; Randy Hall, rhythm guitar, instrumental arrangements; Adam Holzman, keyboards, synth bass, sound design, drum programming; , Vince Wilburn Jr., drums, instrumental arrangements; King Errisson, percussion; Munyungo Jackson, percussion; Kevin Santos, Pro Tools editing and sound design.

  1. Echoes In Time / The Wrinkle [9:25]

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‘Echoes In Time’ Written by Miles Davis

Published by Jazz Horn Music (BMI)

Miles Davis, trumpet, keyboards

‘The Wrinkle’ Written by Wayne Linsey / Randy Hall / Attala Zane Giles

Published by Julius Music (ASCAP) / Raha Publishing Company (BMI) / Captain Z Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Miles Davis, trumpet; Wayne Linsey, keyboards, bass, drum programming; Randy Hall, guitar solo, keyboards; Attala Zane Giles, rhythm guitars; Adam Holzman, keyboards.

  1. Rubberband [6:10]

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Written by Randy Hall / Attala Zane Giles / Miles Davis

Published by Raha Publishing Company (BMI), Captain Z Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Jazz Horn Music (BMI)

Miles Davis, trumpet, synthesizers, keyboards, arrangements; Mike Stern, guitar solo; Attala Zane Giles, keyboards, drum programming, rhythm guitars, arrangements, bass; Randy Hall, guitars, rhythm guitars, arrangements; Adam Holzman, Oberheim, PPG Wave, sound programming; Vince Wilburn, Jr., drums, percussion; King Errisson, congas, percussion; Kevin Santos, Pro Tools editing and sound design.

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Executive Producers: Vince Wilburn, Jr., Erin Davis, Cheryl Davis and Darryl Porter for Miles Davis Properties LLC,

Producers: Randy Hall, Attala Zane Giles, Vince Wilburn, Jr. except ‘Rubberband’ produced by Miles Davis, Randy Hall, Attala Zane Giles,

Engineered, recorded and mixed by Kevin Santos at Utopia Studios. Original tracks recorded in 1985-1986 and engineered by Reggie Dozier at Ameraycan Studios. Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway vocals recorded at The Village by Keith Lewis. Isaiah Sharkey and Vince Wilburn, Jr. recorded at The Village by Ed Cherney, assistant engineered by Gabe Burch. Munyungo Jackson and Vince Wilburn, Jr. recorded at Dot’s Way Recorders by Dave Rideau

Special thanks from Miles Davis Properties: Jeff Biederman, Michael Rexford at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; Karen Sundell, Lori Lousararian at Rogers & Cowan; Willard Ahdritz, Merril Wasserman, Chris Lakey at Kobalt Music Publishing; David Weise, Glenn Frank, Natalie Walker at David Weise & Associates; Don Stabler, Elias Torres at Stabler & Associates; Ray Parker Jr.; Mark Pinkus, Tim Fraser-Harding, Florence Joelle Halfon, Kristal Diaz Lautalo, Susanne Savage, Greg Brunswick, Ed Lopez, Kent Liu and the entire Warner Music Group.

Also a special thanks goes out to Jeff Greenberg. Tina Morris and the beautiful staff at The Village.

Ledisi appears courtesy of Verve Label Group

Cover painting by Miles Davis, courtesy of the Miles Davis Estate

Artwork by Bruno Tilley

Photos by Richard Rothman

Mastered by John Webber at Air Studios, London.

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