Label: Whaling City Sound
From his groundbreaking synth programming on Miles Davis’ 80s masterpieces (Tutu, Music From Siesta and Amandla) to “Kind of New”, his critically acclaimed 2015 recording with trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, Jason Miles is considered as the “Quincy Jones of Contemporary Music”.
For Roberta Flack, “The work he did with Miles Davis and Marcus Miller has helped to define the modern face of jazz music”.
Jason Miles has not only helped shape the landscape of contemporary jazz, but also brought his rich sonic textures as a keyboardist, arranger and producer to artists in a multitude of genres, from R&B/pop to Latin Jazz, Brazilian music and even children’s music. In an industry where true creativity and innovation is needed but not always rewarded, Jason Miles has stood his ground as a true musical visionary.
Committed to pushing the envelope of sonic possibilities and bringing out the best in the artists and musicians he vibes with, Miles has worked over the years with a proverbial who’s who of contemporary music: Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Michael Brecker, David Sandborn, the Crusaders, George Benson and Grover Washington Jr.
He has also performed at top festivals and venues throughout the world, including Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz Aspen, Umbria Jazz, North Sea Jazz, Capetown Jazz Festival and Tokyo Blue Note.
In the last “Kind of New” - inspired by Miles Davis’ legendary 1970 “Cellar Door” sessions - he offers a journey into the future of jazz via a fresh vibe that fuses electric and acoustic grooves with infectious melodies and virtuosic performances.
Jason Miles and Theo Crocker, his new trumpeter, have decided to join their forces to release a follow up single “Blue is Paris,” dedicated to the victims of the November terrorists attacks in the city.
1. "JASON MILES - KIND OF NEW"
Jason Miles - keyboards
Theo Croker or Russell Gunn - trumpet
Jay Rodriguez - saxophone & bass clarinet
Reggie Washington - bass
Gene Lake, Richie Morales or Billy Kilson - drums
2. "JASON MILES - TO GROVER WITH LOVE"
Jason Miles - keyboards
Maya Azucena - vocals
Andy Snitzer or Jeff Coffin - saxophone
Theo Croker or Dominick Farinacci - trumpet
Gerald Veasley or Reggie Washington - bass
Buddy Williams, Adrian Harpham or Billy Kilson - Drums
"Jason Miles has raised the level of excellence for the musicians who have had the good fortune of working with him, myself included. The work he did with my friends, Miles Davis and Marcus Miller have helped to define the modern face of jazz music." - Roberta Flack
#2 Album of the Year - Jazziz Magazine
"4****Stars" - Jazzwise
"4****Stars" - Jazz Magazine
"Kind of New ... it's kind of now" - Jazz Times