Decoy (album)

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For the Good Riddance album, see Decoy (EP).
Decoy Miles Davis.jpg
Studio album by Miles Davis
Released June 1984
Recorded June 30, 1983 at A&R Studio, NY; July 7, 1983 at Théâtre St. Denis, Montreal; and September 5, 10 and 11, 1983, and Record Plant Studio, NY
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 39:36 (CD, LP)
Label Columbia
Producer Miles Davis
Miles Davis chronology
Star People
You're Under Arrest
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Decoy is a 1984 album by jazz musician Miles Davis, recorded in 1983. It features keyboardist Robert Irving III and guitarist John Scofield contributing most of the compositions and the other solos. The theme of "That's What Happened" comes from Scofield's improvised solo from the track "Speak" included on the previous album Star People. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis guested with the group on the September 1983 studio sessions.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Decoy" (Robert Irving III) 8:33
  2. "Robot 415" (Miles Davis, Robert Irving III) 1:09
  3. "Code M.D." (Robert Irving III) 5:58
  4. "Freaky Deaky" (Miles Davis) 4:34
  5. "What It Is" (Miles Davis, John Scofield) recorded live at the Festival International de Jazz, Montreal, 1983 4:31
  6. "That's Right" (Miles Davis, John Scofield) 11:12
  7. "That's What Happened" (Miles Davis, John Scofield) recorded live at the Festival International de Jazz, Montreal, 1983 3:30


Miles Davis - trumpet, synthesizer, arrangements


Producer: Miles Davis
Co-producer: Robert Irving III
Associate Co-producer: Vincent Wilburn, Jr.
Executive Producer: Dr. George Butler
Engineer, Remix: Ronald F. Lorman
Assistant Engineer, Edited: Tom Swift
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk
Package Design: John Berg
Cover Photography: Gilles Larrain


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Decoy - Miles Davis | AllMusic". Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "CG: Miles Davis". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 57. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.