- Audio CD (7 Oct. 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: CBS / Columbia / Sony
- ASIN: B00002644H
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,696 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
This may not have the same musicianship as some of the miles classics like 'kind of blue', or even his 60's fusion efforts, but this is great to listen to, has a tight sound that (apart from the few dated synths maybe) is highly contemporary. It's great to hear Miles playing keyboards too, especially on the fender rhodes, where he jams along playing some fine chord progressions to what is mostly long one chord hi energy jams.
Great to see amazon stock this album that had alledgely been deleted from production (is this right?)
I highly recommend this to open minded jazz fans, and to anyone with a passing interest in jazz, funk, fusion and keep an open mind musically.
OK, it isn't up there with his very finest records, but this was a man approaching sixty who showed he still had what it takes. It is still very much a Miles Davis album; all the music is his, even the cover artwork is his. As ever he is surrounded by upcoming young musicians, and his own playing is inventive and exuberant. He also continues with an instrumental 'double' he began in the 70s, by playing keyboards.
In some respects, this is Miles' last jazz album, and is all the more precious for that. The album's centrepiece is the title track, an extended blues jam, dominated by superb playing from Miles, backed up well by Mike Stern on guitar. 'It Gets Better' shows Miles' lyrical touch was still there, while 'Speak' and the charming 'U'n'I' in particular are incredibly catchy, although there are hints of the more pop orientated material he was soon to embrace.
Miles plays almost entirely on muted horn, as he did for much of the 80s, and the sound is a little shrill and tinny once or twice, but that is a minor point; this is a very good album. The main message is: don't dismiss Miles' 80s music until you've heard 'Star People.'
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great service and packaging as always, love this album, one of mile's bestPublished 23 months ago by Phipps
traveling miles#5:cduk #Star People" - new jazz blues that Miles re-constructed-
After Miles Davis had revived gallantly by "The Man with The Horn" and he had made a... Read more