A beautiful later album from Miles Davis
– and a tremendous collaboration with composer Michel Legrand
, in a set that returns Miles
to the French soundtrack tradition he first started back in the late 50s! Some of the tracks here are quite spare – the kind of moody, ethereal solo moments that Miles
still does better than most folks at this point in time – and other numbers feature fuller musical backings that echo some of the older Legrand
soundtrack flair, but which come off with a slightly more contemporary approach too. Chuck Findley also handles some of the trumpet solos on the album – so all the musings here are not Miles
' alone – and titles include "The Departure", "The Arrival", "The Dream", "Paris Walking I", "Going Home", "The Jam Session", and "Club Entrance".
(Small cutout notch through spine.)