September 16, 2022
The Miles Davis bootleg series keeps on rolling with its latest iteration touching on his wrongfully maligned 1980s work with a collection of material from the first half of the decade capturing Miles’s return to music after his absence in the late 1970s. The music landscape had changed drastically since he last released music with artists like Prince and Rick James, who both took heavy inspiration from Miles, climbing the charts. Miles in turn took inspiration from these artists and moved his work into an even funkier, dancier direction using drum machines and synthesizers to move his old and new material in step with the times. While this period often gets overlooked in the broad arc of his career, this set captures some essential works from Miles that show him still restlessly innovating well over three decades into his career.