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):
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
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
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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