Davis, Miles / Rubberband
Album: Rubberband   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Davis, Miles   Added:Sep 2019
Label:Warner Bros. Records  

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Add Date: 2019-09-26 Pull Date: 2019-11-28 Charts: Jazz
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Recent Airplay
1. Sep 06, 2021: Hella Mixed Radio Hour (rebroadcast from Oct 3, 2019)
Give It Up
4. Nov 18, 2019: Everything
Give It Up
2. Dec 03, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
I Love What We Make Together (Featuring Randy Hall)
5. Nov 12, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Paradise (Featuring Medina Johnson)
3. Nov 26, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
See I See
6. Nov 09, 2019: Music Casserole
Rubberband, Rubberband Of Life ( Featuring Ledisi)

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Reviewed: 2019-09-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Rubberband is not a Great Lost Miles Davis Album. But it has a lot of great Miles Davis on it. The original project was shelved and is now reborn with a cut and paste approach using different singers. It’s funky like On The Corner. Though some of the high-tech production gadgetry sounds dated now, back in 1985 it was a fiercely contemporary record. But while time might have blunted its cutting edge, Rubberband, for all its flaws, still fascinates.
If You Like: Bootsy Collins, Weather Report
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Rubberband Of Life – trumpet starts, followed by spoken word> midtempo funky jam, joined my female vocal chorus> quick stop & a few words
**2/ This Is It – raunchy synth starts> uptempo rocking jam> trumpet solo> rocking jam> quick stop> pause> rocking jam> quick stop
*3/ Paradise – spoken intro> drums start> uptempo jam with Latin vibe> chorus kicks in> trumpet solo> uptempo jam with chorus> slow fade
*4/ So Emotional – synth starts with female vocal> midtempo song> slow fade
**5/ Give It Up – guitar starts> fast tempo Prince-like funk jam> trumpet solo> fast jam> quick stop
*6/ Maze – bass starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
7/ Carnival Time – synth/trumpet starts> uptempo jam> slow fade
*8/ I Love What We Make Together – synth starts> uptempo jam & song with female & male vocals> trumpet solo> with vocals interjected> uptempo song> slow fade
9/ See, I See – synth starts> midtempo hesitating jam with synth & trumpet intersecting> slow fade
10/ Echoes in Time/ The Wrinkle – synth starts> slow space jam with trumpet up front> pause> spoken word> rocking uptempo jam> slow fade
*11/ Rubberband – drums start> uptempo funky jam with heavy bass> electric guitar solo> synth solo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> stop> shift> fade

Track Listing
1. Rubberband Of Life ( Featuring Ledisi)   6. Maze
2. This Is It   7. Carnival Time
3. Paradise (Featuring Medina Johnson)   8. I Love What We Make Together (Featuring Randy Hall)
4. So Emotional (Featuring Lalah Hathaway)   9. See I See
5. Give It Up   10. Echoes In Time/ The Wrinkle
  11. Rubberband