Jason Miles, Miles Davis / Luther Vandross / Solo Artist (Part 1)

Jason Miles is a composer / producer / keyboard player who has worked with some of the best in the business. In Part 1 of this two-part interview, we talk in depth with Jason about his experiences working with Luther Vandross and Miles Davis and a whole lot more.

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  Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):

Jason Miles website

The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles: A musical biography

Marcus Miller

Luther Vandross – Give Me The Reason

Luther Vandross – Stop To Love

How working with an artist tends to have an ‘arc’

On the death of Luther Vandross

Recording with Luther: time code issues and the threat of swimming home

Recording in New York in the 80s and studio airconditioning

The making of ‘Any Love’ sessions with Luther Vandross: sweltering in summer, a bathrobe, popcorn and Miles Davis

Working with Miles Davis

Miles Davis and the making of Tutu

Being inspired by Trevor Horn and Art of Noise

Recording Amandala with Miles Davis and the Digital Native Dance D50 patch – Catembe

Key lessons learned from Miles Davis

Admiration for the artist Sigrid

Rebecca Angel – Summer Song

Falling asleep in front of Miles Davis

Working with Joey DeFrancesco

Recording with Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross

Pulling down (and then setting up) a whole rig for one note.

Why streaming music services affect the ability of musicians to make a living

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