Amandla (album)

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Studio album by Miles Davis
Released May 18, 1989
Recorded December 1988 – early 1989
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 43:28
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tommy LiPuma, Marcus Miller, George Duke
Miles Davis chronology
Music from Siesta
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Amandla is an album by jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1989. It is the third collaboration between Miles Davis and producer/bassist Marcus Miller, after Tutu (1986) and Music from Siesta (1987), and their final album together. The album mixes elements of the genres go-go, zouk, funk and swing jazz, combining electronic instruments with live musicians. The composition "Mr. Pastorius", featuring drummer Al Foster, is a tribute to late jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius.[2] "Catémbe" is a Portuguese cocktail of red wine and cola.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were composed by Marcus Miller, except where indicated.

  1. "Catémbe" – 5:35
  2. "Cobra" (George Duke) – 5:15
  3. "Big Time" – 5:40
  4. "Hannibal" – 5:49
  5. "Jo-Jo" – 4:51
  6. "Amandla" – 5:20
  7. "Jilli" (John Bigham) – 5:05
  8. "Mr. Pastorius" – 5:41


Miles Davis – trumpet, cover art

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