Global Hit: Miles from India
The connection between Miles Davis and music from India is explored on a new CD release titled, "Miles from India."
Gandhi was visiting with renowned jazz producer Bob Belden; he was remixing the Miles Davis jazz-funk-fusion record "On the Corner" for CD release. And during the mixing session, Belden commented to Gandhi...
“I was surprised at the amount of Indian music influences on that album. And I said, "Yeah." So he says, "How would it feel to have Indian musicians doing music from Miles Davis?" That's when I said "Miles from India," and the whole project just took off.”
“Before we went to India, we had sounded off a lot of the musicians, they all said 'Wow, that sounds like a great project, we'd like to be a part of it,' but they were still wary about what it would sound like. But once we had recorded the Indian musicians, and then we sent the tapes out, basically everybody who heard it, heard the Indian musicians, said 'We want to play on this project.'”
The musicians are planning three live performances of these unique versions of Miles Davis: in New York on May 9, and three weeks later in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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