A particularly strong set by late-period Miles Davis, this LP is highlighted by a surprisingly straight-ahead performance titled \"Mr. Pastorius.\" In addition to Davis and his new altoist Kenny Garrett, various guests (including Marcus Miller, guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly, Joey DeFrancesco on keyboards, Rick Margitza on tenor, pianist Joe Sample, and bassist Foley) get their chances to play next to the great legend who is in top form. An excellent effort, it was really his last studio recording with his regular band.
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Kenny Garrett (soprano & alto saxophones); Marcus Miller (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums); Rick Margitza (tenor saxophone); Joe Sample (piano); George Duke (keyboards, Synclavier); John Bigham (keyboards, guitar, programming); Joey DeFrancesco (keyboards); Jean-Paul Bourelly, Foley, Billy \"Spaceman\" Patterson, Michael Landau, Steve Khan (guitar); Omar Hakim, Al Foster, Ricky Wellman (drums); Don Alias, Mino Cinelo, Bashiri Johnson, Paulhino Da Costa (percussion); Jason Miles (programming).
03 Big Time
08 Mr. Pastorius