We Want Miles

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We Want Miles
Live album by Miles Davis
Released May 1982
Recorded June 27, July 5 & October 4, 1981
Genre Jazz fusion, jazz funk
Length 76:45
Label CBS
Producer Teo Macero
Miles Davis chronology
The Man with the Horn
We Want Miles
Star People
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

We Want Miles is a double album recorded by jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in 1981, produced by Teo Macero and released by Columbia Records in 1982. The album features one of the first live appearances by Davis in more than five years, at Boston's Kix Club, on June 27, 1981. Other tracks are recorded at Avery Fisher Hall, New York, on July 5, and in Tokyo, October 4 of that year. First released on CD in Japan as a two-disc set (CBS/Sony CSCS 5131/5132), subsequent CD releases fit the music onto one disc. Columbia Records have never released it on CD in North America (a 2 disc version was released in America as part of the CD box set The Perfect Miles Davis Collection). This album won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance by a Soloist.[3] A video film, Miles! Miles! Miles!, documenting the show in Tokyo from which some tracks ended up on We Want Miles, was released exclusively in Japan.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Miles Davis; except where indicated

Side One

  1. "Jean-Pierre" – 10:30
  2. "Back Seat Betty" – 8:10

Side Two

  1. "Fast Track" – 15:10
  2. "Jean-Pierre" – 4:00

Side Three

  1. "My Man's Gone Now" (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin) – 20:12

Side Four

  1. "Kix" – 18:45



  • Control Engineers: Bud Grahm, Don Puluse
  • Recording Engineers: Hank Altman, Ted Brosnan
  • Remix Engineers: Don Puluse, Ted Brosnan
  • Cover Photography: Yasuhisa Yoneda
  • Inside Photography: Bruce Talamon


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "We Want Miles - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Morison, Buzz (2011). "Miles Davis: We Want Miles : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Past Winners Search | GRAMMY.com". grammy.com. Retrieved 2 June 2013.