The Man with the Horn

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For the Phil Collins song, see The Man with the Horn (song).
The Man with the Horn
Studio album by Miles Davis
Released July 1981
Recorded June 1, 1980–May 6, 1981 at Columbia Studio, New York
Genre Jazz-fusion, post-bop
Length 52:37 (LP) (CD)
Label Columbia
Producer Teo Macero
Miles Davis chronology
Directions
(1981)
The Man with the Horn
(1981)
We Want Miles
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Man with the Horn is an album released by Miles Davis in 1981, featuring drummer Al Foster, saxophonist Bill Evans, guitarists Mike Stern and Barry Finnerty, and others. It was Davis's first new release since 1975, following a six-year reclusive retirement.

Rock-oriented in nature, the music fuses 1980s pop with improvisational funk and fusion styles. The album marked Davis's return to his more traditional trumpet playing, although the title song "The Man with the Horn" features wah-wah improvisation along with vocals.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Miles Davis; except where indicated

  1. "Fat Time" - 9:56
  2. "Back Seat Betty" - 11:16
  3. "Shout" (Glenn Burris, Randy Hall, Robert Irving III) - 5:51
  4. "Aïda" - 8:12
  5. "The Man with the Horn" (Hall, Irving) - 6:35
  6. "Ursula" - 10:46

Personnel[edit]

on Shout and The Man with the Horn

  • Robert Irving III - Yamaha CP30 synthesizer, piano
  • Randy Hall - synthesizer, guitar, celeste, Moog synthesizer; lead and background vocals (5)
  • Felton Crews - bass
  • Vincent Wilburn - drums

Production

  • Produced by Teo Macero
  • Executive Producer: George Butler
  • Engineers: Stanley Tonkel (exc. 1), Don Puluse (1)
  • Remix Engineer: Don Puluse
  • Technical Adviser: Harold Tarowsky
  • Second Engineers: Nancy Byers, Ted Brosnan
  • Recorded and mixed at CBS Recording Studios, New York

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yarnow, Scott (2011). "The Man with the Horn - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 August 2011.