Header

AURA

Miles Davis

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Miles Davis Aura album cover
3.57 | 37 ratings | 1 reviews | 9% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy MILES DAVIS Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro (4:48)
2. White (6:07)
3. Yellow (6:55)
4. Orange (8:41)
5. Red (6:05)
6. Green (8:13)
7. Blue (6:36)
8. Electric Red (4:19)
9. Indigo (6:06)
10. Violet (9:04)

Total time: 66:59

Lyrics

Search MILES DAVIS Aura lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search MILES DAVIS Aura tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Miles Davis / trumpet
- Benny Rosenfeld, Idrees Sulieman, Jens Winther, Palle Bolvig, Perry Knudsen / trumpets & flugelhorns
- Jens Engel, Ture Larsen, Vincent Nilsson, Ole Kurt Jensen, Axel Windfel / trombones
- Bent Jædig, Flemming Madsen, Jesper Thilo, Per Carsten, Uffe Karskov / saxophones and woodwinds
- Kenneth Knudsen, Ole Koch-Hansen, Thomas Clausen / keyboards
- Bjarne Roupé and John McLaughlin / guitars
- Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen / bass
- Bo Stief / fender bass and fretless bass
- Lennart Gruvstedt / drums
- Vince Wilburn / electronic drums
- Ethan Weisgaard and Marilyn Mazur / percussion
- Lillian Thornquist / harp
- Niels Eje / oboe and cor anglais
- Eva Thaysen / vocals
- Palle Mikkelborg / additional trumpet and flugelhorn

Releases information

Recording date: Jan 31, 1985 - Feb 4, 1985

Originally issued: 1989 CD and CS Columbia 45332.

Other releases:
2000 CD Columbia 63962
2001 CD Sony 9743
2006 CD Sony Japan 852
2008 CD Sbme Special MKTS. 724446

Composed, arranged and produced by Palle Mikkelborg.

Thanks to Tuzvihar for the addition
and to tuzvihar for the last updates
Edit this entry

MILES DAVIS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy MILES DAVIS Aura Music


Kind of Blue (180g Vinyl)Kind of Blue (180g Vinyl)
Columbia 2011
Vinyl$13.24
$12.99 (used)
Sketches of SpainSketches of Spain
Remastered · Extra tracks
Sony 1997
Audio CD$2.94
$0.01 (used)
The Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961)The Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961)
Remastered
Sony 2001
Audio CD$3.72
$2.18 (used)
Miles at the Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3Miles at the Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3
Legacy 2014
Audio CD$21.61
$19.99 (used)
Bitches BrewBitches Brew
Extra tracks · Remastered
Sony 1999
Audio CD$7.75
$5.19 (used)
Round About MidnightRound About Midnight
Remastered
Sony 2001
Audio CD$3.43
$0.47 (used)
In a Silent WayIn a Silent Way
Remastered
Sony 2002
Audio CD$3.59
$1.88 (used)
Birth of the CoolBirth of the Cool
Remastered
Capitol Records 2001
Audio CD$3.65
$0.57 (used)
NefertitiNefertiti
Sbme Special Mkts. 1998
Audio CD$2.42
$2.09 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Capitol Jazz Classics Vol.1 MILES DAVIS And His Orchestra BIRTH OF COOL Record US $24.95 Buy It Now 30m 2s
MILES DAVIS Porgy And Bess CD NEW Bonus Tracks George Gershwin US $12.58 Buy It Now 32m 33s
Miles Davis : Members Edition CD (2003) US $4.65 Buy It Now 43m 3s
Miles Davis-Porgy & Bess Six Eye Deep Groove Columbia Mono Pressing LP Rare US $29.99 [0 bids]
54m 40s
Miles Davis-Live at Blackhawk Vol 2.Columbia LE-10076 Nice Copy Rare Label US $24.98 [0 bids]
57m 41s
MILES DAVIS-RELAXIN WITH THE MILES DAVIS QUINTET-JAPAN PLATINUM SHM-CD H75 US $38.50 Buy It Now 1h 4m
MILES DAVIS KIND OF BLUE 50TH BOX SET LP, 2 CD, DVD POSTER PICTURES AUDIOPHILE US $99.00 Buy It Now 1h 5m
SIESTA Marcus Miller and Miles Davis CD 1987 NEW IN PACKAGE US $32.50 Buy It Now 1h 5m
Miles Davis + 19 Miles Ahead 1957 Mono LP US $24.99 Buy It Now 1h 9m
Miles Davis - Godchild (2005 CD) EXCELLENT US $8.10 Buy It Now 1h 13m
In Person: Saturday Night at the Blackhawk [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD,... US $11.80 Buy It Now 1h 14m
Miles Davis: The Best of The Capitol/Blue Note Years - US $3.88 [0 bids]
US $6.88 Buy It Now
1h 26m
MILES DAVIS BITCHES BREW 4OTH ANNIVERSARY 2 LP's 180 Gram 3 CD's 1 DVD US $229.99 Buy It Now 1h 35m
5099706493525 Kind Of Blue BIT MAP Miles Davis 1997 CD QUALITY CHECKED US $7.94 Buy It Now 1h 43m
5099746060329 -Kind of blue by Miles Davis CD QUALITY CHECKED & FAST FREE P&P US $5.67 Buy It Now 1h 54m
MILES DAVIS - MILES DAVIS: THE COLUMBIA YEARS 1955-1985 [LONG - NEW CD BOXSET US $48.17 Buy It Now 2h 3m
MILES DAVIS MAN WITH HORN JAPAN ORIGINAL IN SHRINK STUNNING NEAR MINT USA SELLER US $19.99 [0 bids]
2h 9m
Miles Davis, Vol. 2: Young Miles 1946 by Miles Davis (CD, Mar-1999, Masters... US $21.50 Buy It Now 2h 13m
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue - 50th Anniversary Box Set - Blue Vinyl - New US $28.00 [8 bids]
2h 20m
MILES DAVIS Ballads CD MINT Jazz 2000 US $5.99 Buy It Now 2h 26m
MILES DAVIS AMANDLA COLUMBIA CD US $3.99 Buy It Now 2h 28m
MILES DAVIS CD THE BALLAD ARTISTRY OF US $3.00 [0 bids]
2h 28m
Miles Davis - The Collection US $4.87 Buy It Now 2h 31m
Miles Davis - Complete Birth of the Cool 24HR POST!! US $7.29 Buy It Now 2h 32m
MILES DAVIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY CDS CARNEGIE HALL FOUR AND MORE JAZZ US $9.01 [4 bids]
2h 33m
MILES DAVIS YOU'RE UNDER ARREST 1985 COLUMBIA LP WITH SLEEVE NICE MUST SEE CHEAP US $5.99 [0 bids]
US $7.79 Buy It Now
2h 45m
Miles Davis 1958 Miles Japan Sealed CD with OBI in 1986 Coltrane Bill Evans US $99.99 Buy It Now 2h 48m
Timeless Miles Davis US $10.20 Buy It Now 2h 48m
Miles Davis Gil Evans - The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings - 6CD US $27.58 Buy It Now 2h 51m
MILES DAVIS-SORCERER +2-JAPAN BLU-SPEC CD2 D73 US $21.99 Buy It Now 3h 4m
MILES ESPAÑOL NEW SKETCHES OF SPAIN SEALED 2 CD SET NEW 2011 MILES DAVIS US $10.49 Buy It Now 3h 10m
VARIOUS JAZZ I REMEMBER BEBOP LP 1980 DOUBLE(MILES DAVIS/C PARKER/DIZZY G/T MONK US $19.48 Buy It Now 3h 12m
MILES DAVIS**KIND OF BLUE TURNS 50**VINYL BOXSET US $32.18 Buy It Now 3h 13m
MILES DAVIS "BIRTH OF THE COOL + 'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT " 2 LP VINYL IMPORT SET US $29.99 Buy It Now 3h 14m
Miles Davis The Man With A Horn 1981 Jazz Cassette US $4.99 Buy It Now 3h 26m
3 MILES DAVIS BADGES. Jazz. US $5.67 Buy It Now 3h 28m
WLP MILES DAVIS TIME AFTER TIME 45 COLUMBIA WHITE LABEL PROMOTIONAL 1985 JAZZ US $9.99 Buy It Now 3h 38m
Miles Davis Quintet Live Newport Jazz Festival 1967 180gm Vinyl LP Record! NEW!! US $34.99 Buy It Now 3h 39m
Miles Davis Birdland 1951 (CD, Jan-2004, Blue Note (Label)) Live Jazz CD US $0.99 [0 bids]
3h 46m
Miles Davis Original Album Classics 5 CD Round About Midnight/Ahead/Milestones US $9.99 [0 bids]
3h 49m
Herbie Hancock Wayne Shorter Tony Williams Tribute to Miles Davis EU Vinyl LP US $99.99 Buy It Now 3h 51m
MICHEL LEGRAND Jazz LP 6-eye w/MILES DAVIS,JOHN COLTRANE,DONALD BYRD,BILL EVANS US $25.99 Buy It Now 3h 54m
Miles Davis, Lift To The Scaffold. 180 Gram 33rpm Vinyl LP. US $13.50 Buy It Now 3h 57m
CHARLIE PARKER . DIZZY GILLESPIE . MILES DAVIS A Handful Of Modern Jazz LP 1959 US $14.99 Buy It Now 3h 58m
MILES DAVIS miles in the sky LP VG+ CS 9628 CBS 1968 Record 360 label Stereo US $44.80 Buy It Now 4h 3m
MILES DAVIS - CONCEPTION [MILES DAVIS] - NEW CD US $8.55 Buy It Now 4h 4m
1986 ITALY LP MILES DAVIS 1954 The Masterpieces GIANTS OF JAZZ LPTJ 55 US $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 17m
RELAXIN' WITH THE MILES DAVIS QUINTET PRESTIGE 7129 RVG IN DEAD WAX US $29.88 [3 bids]
4h 21m
LP/VINYL-MILES DAVIS "You're Under Arrest" '85 Columbia FC 40 023 orig. Liner US $13.98 Buy It Now 4h 21m
MILES DAVIS & HIS TUBA BAND pre birth of cool LP Italy Mint- BLJ 8003 Vinyl 1974 US $48.00 Buy It Now 4h 22m
Miles Davis Quadraphonic 2 LP: Bitches Brew - Quad Vintage Columbia- VG+ US $45.00 Buy It Now 4h 32m
MILES DAVIS collectors items LP VG+ NM PRLP 7044 Vinyl 1956 RVG DG 446 W. 50th US $280.00 Buy It Now 4h 38m
MILES DAVIS ISLE OF WIGHT COMPILATION JAZZ CBS LP RARE US $9.99 [0 bids]
4h 44m
MILES DAVIS MILESTONES CBS FRENCH PRESSING ORANGE LABEL LP US $9.99 [0 bids]
4h 49m
MILES DAVIS BAGS GROOVE LA VOIX DE SON MAITRE PRESTIGE FR  US $16.50 [4 bids]
4h 49m
Miles Davis: Tutu, Lp. 12", 1986, 33 RPM, Excellent (EX), Jazz US $23.99 [0 bids]
4h 49m
MILES DAVIS ~ MILES AHEAD BONUS TRACKS ~ CD 1997 COLUMBIA REMASTERED US $2.99 [0 bids]
4h 58m
MILES DAVIS GIL EVANS CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ RARE FRENCH EP CBS US $9.99 [1 bids]
5h
Miles Davis - Doo Bop NEW CD US $7.74 Buy It Now 5h 6m
NEW Miles Davis Plays Classic Ballads CD US $6.99 Buy It Now 5h 7m
Miles Davis - Live Around The World NEW CD US $7.74 Buy It Now 5h 9m
Miles Davis-Miles In St. Louis-VGM 0003-NICE US $24.99 Buy It Now 5h 14m
Miles Davis: In A Silent Way-1969 Columbia "360 Sound Stereo" on Red Label LP US $16.00 [0 bids]
US $20.80 Buy It Now
5h 17m
Miles Davis: Tribute To Jack Johnson-1971 Columbia Masterworks Stereo Record US $22.50 [0 bids]
US $30.00 Buy It Now
5h 18m
MILES DAVIS-THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS BOX SET-JAPAN MINI LP BLU-SPEC CD2 W63 US $132.99 Buy It Now 5h 19m
Ken Burns Jazz by Miles Davis (CD, Nov-2000, Columbia/Legacy) US $2.49 [0 bids]
US $3.50 Buy It Now
5h 19m
miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain Lp US $5.02 [4 bids]
5h 22m
Miles Davis - Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs (CD 2008) US $5.41 Buy It Now 5h 23m
MILES DAVIS-CHARLIE PARKER-LUCKY THOMPSON-DUKE JORDAN-MAX ROACH, LP ++ US $9.95 Buy It Now 5h 31m
This Is Jazz, Vol. 38: Electric by Miles Davis (CD, Apr-1998, Legacy) US $5.50 [0 bids]
US $7.50 Buy It Now
5h 33m
Miles Davis - Doo Bop NEW CD US $10.28 Buy It Now 5h 34m
Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961, John Coltrane/Miles Davis . US $79.00 [0 bids]
US $103.00 Buy It Now
5h 38m
1965-'68: Complete Columbia Studio Recordings by Miles Davis Quintet (CD,... US $79.00 [0 bids]
US $103.00 Buy It Now
5h 40m
MILES DAVIS SKETCHES OF SPAIN ex+ 1960 UK VINYL LP US $12.99 [0 bids]
5h 43m
MICHEL LEGRAND WITH 31 OF AMERICA'S GREATEST JAZZMEN FEATURING MILES DAVIS US $5.00 [0 bids]
5h 57m
MILES DAVIS - STAR PEOPLE [REMASTER] (4988009976594) - NEW CD US $38.20 Buy It Now 6h
MILES DAVIS - LIVE IN POLAND 1983 - NEW CD BOXSET US $17.98 Buy It Now 6h 3m
MILES DAVIS- BITCHES BREW 2xLP 1970 UK 1st Press NM Vinyl! Very RARE Jazz US $49.99 [0 bids]
6h 5m
MILES DAVIS - COMPLETE LIVE IN PARIS 1949 [BONUS TRACKS] - NEW CD US $10.33 Buy It Now 6h 8m
Davis, Miles,CD,Miles Davis Plays Classic Ballads US $4.99 Buy It Now 6h 13m
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew. 180 Gram 33rpm Sealed Vinyl 2LP Set. US $64.99 Buy It Now 6h 29m
MILES DAVIS jazz LP COLUMBIA "Quiet Nights" stereo early press ~ NM /EX  US $34.99 Buy It Now 6h 29m
MILES DAVIS w/HERBIE HANCOCK~SORCERER~VG++ wax US $34.99 Buy It Now 6h 29m
CD - ESSENTIAL POP - SINATRA..JOEL..BENNETT..SANTANA..MILES DAVIS PLUS US $3.00 [0 bids]
US $5.00 Buy It Now
6h 33m
BLACK GIANTS CBS 2xLP Miles Davis Ellington Quincy Jones etc 1975 compilation US $12.18 Buy It Now 6h 40m
Miles Davis, Quiet Nights, Columbia Cl 2106, w GEvans US $29.99 Buy It Now 6h 40m
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue LP - Mono 1963 RP - 2 Eye - NM condition - -Coltrane US $22.99 [1 bids]
6h 48m
Miles Davis PANGAEA HQ 180g AUDIOPHILE New Gatefold Vinyl 2 LP US $26.99 Buy It Now 6h 54m
Miles Davis - Frantic, Columbia, LP US $34.99 [0 bids]
US $79.99 Buy It Now
7h 4m
074646568224 Miles Smiles Miles Davis 1998 Original recording reissued CD FAST US $10.54 Buy It Now 7h 6m
Miles Davis IN PERSON AT THE BLACK HAWK Hank Mobley WYNTON KELLY New Sealed 2 CD US $5.99 [0 bids]
7h 7m
Miles Davis [LP] I Grandi Del Jazz *EX* [Fabbri Editori; GFJ 09] *Italy* (1979) US $9.99 Buy It Now 7h 7m
MILES DAVIS DOUBLEPLAY COLLECTION JAZZ MUSIC CASSETTE US $6.49 Buy It Now 7h 12m
Miles Davis Quartet 140g Vinyl LP Record NEW 2014 US $22.73 Buy It Now 7h 18m
MILES DAVIS~JAZZ TRACK OST FRANTIC-MONO~ORIG DUTCH LP US $49.95 Buy It Now 7h 22m
MOSAIC Miles Davis Blackhawk sessions US $399.99 [0 bids]
7h 30m
MILES DAVIS-TUTU-JAPAN CD D50 US $20.99 Buy It Now 7h 32m
MILES DAVIS-FIRST MILES-JAPAN CD 1201 B75 US $15.50 Buy It Now 7h 32m
miles davis lp in europe cs 8983 vg+/vg 360 label US $4.99 Buy It Now 7h 34m
MILES DAVIS KIND OF BLUE 50TH 2 CD + DVD SEALED 2009 US $17.03 Buy It Now 7h 37m

More places to buy MILES DAVIS music online Buy MILES DAVIS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for MILES DAVIS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

MILES DAVIS Aura ratings distribution


3.57
(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
9%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
45%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (12%)
12%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

MILES DAVIS Aura reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Conor Fynes
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars 'Aura' - Miles Davis (7/10)

If 'Kind Of Blue' was Miles Davis' ode to cultured urbania, then 'Aura' shows the civil setting come crashing down around him. Well into the twilight of his career, it was clear that many of his demons were catching up to the tortured genius. Having traversed from one side of the jazz spectrum to the other, 'Aura' sounds almost nothing alike the jazz standards that made him famous. His trademark style of trumpet playing is still here in full force, but it seems as if Miles Davis has evolved into something new altogether.

Despite the labeling as a Miles Davis record, the music here was actually composed by Danish jazz musician Palle Mikkelborg, as a tribute to his hero. As what could only be the biggest flattery for this composer, Davis liked what he heard and decided to take part in the project. While it is indeed a bit unfair that Mikkelborg's name has been overshadowed here on a work that he took most part in, it's clear in many parts of 'Aura' that this is not typical Miles Davis. In what I might only describe as 'avant-bop,' the music here ranges from a dissonant brand of jazz fusion, to very dark neoclassical, to deep big band arrangements.

The album starts with the aptly (if unimaginatively) titled 'Intro,' which at once gives an unsettling feeling to the music through frenetic guitar playing overtop dissonant and awkwardly rhythmic synth backups. From the beginning, the music here does feel quite unbalanced and at times, even jarring to listen to. From the chaotic beginnings however, 'Aura' leads into the second track 'White,' which soon goes to show the dark symphonic sound here. 'White' and the third track 'Yellow' are both deeply atmospheric classically based tracks, that truly define the word 'haunting' in a musical context. Each note or sound seems to be geared towards giving a disturbing feeling to the music. A great deal of 'Aura' can be associated with this musical approach.

The other big sound to 'Aura' is that of the 'jazz fusion' itself. Generally driven by some martial slap bass work, this is where Miles Davis puts his indelible mark on the album. Especially on the track 'Electric Red,' the bass presence and growing tension makes it sound almost like a marriage between funk rockers Primus and Davis himself, which is a very interesting pairing. The issue with the fusion here is that not all of the fusion tracks work nearly as well as the stunning neoclassical pieces here in the suite. While of course a matter of personal preference, I would much rather have seen Mikkelborg and Davis look into the dark avant-classical side of 'Aura' more, instead of having the diverse recording it turned out to be.

Mikkelborg meant for this to be a concept album of Miles Davis' character, and judging by the music here, it's clear that the man was a very tortured spirit, possessed for decades by his unrelenting talent and soul for music. Very much a two-sided work, there's some more traditional jazz-rock fusion here, but also a very experimental, avant-garde side to the music that will surely challenge any listener who approaches. 'Aura' is a grower by all standards, and while it is very unbalanced, more adventurous fusion lovers would do well to check out this overlooked work.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Conor Fynes (BETA) | Report this review (#351471) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, December 13, 2010

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of MILES DAVIS "Aura"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.55 seconds