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Aura is a concept album by Miles Davis, produced by Danish composer/trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, released in 1989. All compositions and arrangements are by Mikkelborg, who created the suite in tribute when Davis received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in December 1984, the year Decoy was released. This was Miles Davis's final album released in his lifetime.
Although the album was recorded and finalized in 1985, contractual issues delayed its release until 1989. The album won a Grammy Award in 1990 for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance. Some copies may have a sticker on jewel case: GRAMMY AWARDS WINNER - BEST JAZZ INTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE (Solist and Big Band) 01-463351-10.
Miles' last recording for the Columbia label before heading for the financial allure of Warner Bros. in the mid-'80s was not released until 1989. This critic's guess is because largely they had no idea what to do with it. Unlike anything else in his catalog, Aura is a ten-part suite composed by Danish flügelhornist Palle Mikkelborg as a tribute. Influenced deeply by serialism and the inspiration of Gil Evans, Mikkelborg composed a theme from ten notes based on the letters of Davis' first and last names. The notes yielded a chord, which led him through the work.
Aura (Miles Davis album). Flag as Inappropriate. Miles Davis was the first non-classical musician to receive the prize, and was particularly happy to receive the prize when he learned that Igor Stravinsky was one of the earlier recipients. Prior to the concert, Miles Davis was announced to only play for the last ten minutes of the suite. He eventually played for over 40 minutes, also playing Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman's "Time after Time" and his own "Jean Pierre. com/album/r106102 Decoy was released in 1983.
Aura" is a concept album by Miles Davis, produced by Palle Mikkelborg, released in 1989. All compositions and arrangements are by Danish composer/trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, who created the suite in tribute to Miles Davis when Davis received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in December 1984. The following 9 movements of the suite represent the colours Mikkelborg sees in Miles's aura. The music is scored for an extended jazz big band, and the core of the band is formed by the Danish Radio's Big Band, featuring Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Thomas Clausen and Marilyn Mazur .
This is a pretty good Miles Davis album. Its got a uniquely haunting sound.
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Aura is a concept album by Miles Davis, produced by Danish composer/trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg. Intro" – 0:00 "White" – 4:45 "Yellow" – 10:48 "Orange" – 17:41 "Red" – 26:21 "Green" – 32:26 "Blue" – 40:39 "Electric Red" – 47:12 "Indigo" – 51:28 "Violet" – 57:40.