Tales (album)

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Tales
Studio album by Marcus Miller
Released 1995
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 63:08
Label Dreyfus Jazz
Producer Marcus Miller
Marcus Miller chronology
The Sun Don't Lie
(1993)
Tales
(1995)
Live & More (Marcus Miller album)
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Tales is a 1995 studio album of Marcus Miller.

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album with 4 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states: "It is obvious from the music of his group that Marcus Miller badly misses Miles Davis. The funky grooves he uses on this CD sound like a continuation of Davis' later band, Michael "Patches" Stewart contributes muted trumpet in Davis' style, altoist Kenny Garrett is among Miller's sidemen, and Miles Davis himself (along with the voices of several other notables in very brief moments) pops up twice on Miller's release."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Marcus Miller; except where indicated

  1. "The Blues" – 5:35
  2. "Tales (Intro)" (Miller, Allen Toussaint) – 0:12
  3. "Tales" (Miller, Allen Toussaint) – 5:42
  4. "Eric" – 6:16
  5. "True Geminis" – 5:36
  6. "Rush Over" – 4:57
  7. "Running Through My Dreams (Interlude)" – 1:27
  8. "Ethiopia" – 5:15
  9. "Strange Fruit (Intro)" (Abel Meeropol) – 1:46
  10. "Strange Fruit" (Abel Meeropol) – 2:02
  11. "Visions" (Stevie Wonder) – 5:37
  12. "Tales (Reprise)" – 2:34
  13. "Forevermore (Intro)" – 0:32
  14. "Forevermore" – 4:59
  15. "Infatuation" – 5:08
  16. "Come Together" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 5:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Poogie Bell – Drums
  • Dean Brown – Guitar
  • Hiram Bullock – Guitar
  • Kenny Garrett – Sax (Alto)
  • Lalah Hathaway – Vocals
  • Jason Miles – Programming
  • Marcus Miller – Organ, Synthesizer, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Clarinet (Bass), Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Rhythm), Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Sampling
  • Meshell Ndegeocello – Synthesizer, Vocals
  • Q-Tip – Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
  • Joshua Redman – Sax (Tenor)
  • Michael "Patches" Stewart – Trumpet
  • Dave Ward – Programming
  • Lenny White – Drums
  • Bernard Wright – Organ, Synthesizer, Clavinet, Synthesizer Bass

Production[edit]

  • Roland Alvarez – Engineer
  • Ray Bardani – Engineer
  • Goh Hotoda – Engineer
  • Bruce Miller – Engineer
  • Jonathan Miller – Engineer
  • David Ward II – Engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Tales (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review: Tales accessed 31 March 2013