having lain dormant for over 30 years, davis’ unfinished album is now complete & we can finally hear a whole new lp’s worth of his music, which departs into funkier realms.
Miles Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording ‘rubberband’. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk & soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau & Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved & Davis went on to record ‘Tutu’, leaving the ‘Rubberband’ songs unheard & untouched for over 30 years. It was finished by the original producers Hall & Giles; with Davis’ nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original album sessions. The final version includes the likes of Ledisi & Lalah Hathaway (daughter of soul legend Donny Hathaway).
- “Rubberband Of Life” – featuring Ledisi
- “This Is It”
- “So Emotional” – featuring Lalah Hathaway
- “Give It Up”
- “Carnival Time”
- “I Love What We Make Together” – featuring Randy Hall
- “See I See”
- “Echoes In Time/The Wrinkle”