Lost Miles Davis Album: “Rubberband”

Lost Miles Davis Album: “Rubberband”

A lost album from Miles Davis may be available in the fall. It’s called Rubberband, and it was recorded in 1986 and it incorporates various forms of funk, jazz, soul and dance from the time.

Read more about the work at Open Culture. An excerpt: “In its finished form—finished, that is, by original producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles, and Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the album—Rubberband sounds ahead of its time, seeming to forecast the smooth neo-soul sound of a decade later. But who knows how much this is an artifact of recent studio decisions. The impression, in any case, comes only from the title track, released last year in five different versions on the Rubberband EP. Featuring singer Ledisi, the song presages the hip-hop-adjacent, horn-and-female-vocal-driven funk of the Brand New Heavies, Erykah Badu, and Meshell Ndegeocello.”

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