Header

AURA

Miles Davis

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Miles Davis Aura album cover
3.63 | 35 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 BlueKind of Blue
Remastered
Columbia / Legacy 1997
Audio CD$3.51
$0.24 (used)
The Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961)The Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961)
Remastered
Sony 2001
Audio CD$3.71
$3.44 (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$25.01
$29.39 (used)
Birth of the CoolBirth of the Cool
Remastered
Capitol Records 2001
Audio CD$3.34
$0.01 (used)
Sketches of SpainSketches of Spain
Remastered · Extra tracks
Sony 1997
Audio CD$3.48
$0.01 (used)
Bitches BrewBitches Brew
Extra tracks · Remastered
Sony 1999
Audio CD$8.87
$5.56 (used)
Round About MidnightRound About Midnight
Remastered
Sony 2001
Audio CD$3.76
$2.89 (used)
In a Silent WayIn a Silent Way
Remastered
Sony 2002
Audio CD$3.68
$2.32 (used)
Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold): Original SoundtrackAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold): Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Polygram Records 1990
Audio CD$5.39
$4.43 (used)
Porgy & BessPorgy & Bess
Remastered · Extra tracks
Columbia / Legacy 1997
Audio CD$3.71
$0.74 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
MILES DAVIS & MILT JACKSON Quintet / Sextet (LP) US $18.00 Buy It Now 31m 44s
5099706514220 Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis (1997 CD QUALITY CHECKED US $6.76 Buy It Now 50m 58s
MILES DAVIS: On The Corner LP (Euro, 180 gram reissue) Jazz US $35.00 Buy It Now 51m 42s
MILES DAVIS ALL STARS Walkin' LP NEW JAZZ HORACE SILVER US $16.66 Buy It Now 1h 25m
Round Midnight LP Miles Davis Monk Getz Montgomery Carter Coltrane VPI Cleaned ! US $15.00 Buy It Now 1h 27m
Cool Jazz Classics by Miles Davis (CD, May-2001, Bertu) US $3.50 Buy It Now 1h 29m
A Night in Tunisia by Miles Davis US $6.29 Buy It Now 1h 34m
MILES DAVIS - ASCENSEUR POUR L' CHAFAUD [MILES DAVIS] [8436539310846] - NEW CD US $14.39 Buy It Now 1h 35m
Miles Davis - Super Hits CD Jazz Instrument, Trumpet US $9.95 Buy It Now 1h 35m
Kind of Blue [Columbia Jazz Masterpieces] [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD, 1997) US $5.00 [0 bids]
1h 41m
2-CD: MILES DAVIS - The Early Years 1945-1947: Historical Studio Recordings US $15.00 Buy It Now 1h 43m
Miles Davis; We Want Miles on LP US $7.99 [0 bids]
1h 50m
Miles Davis Quartet [Bonus Track] by Miles Davis (Vinyl, Dec-2008, Doxy Records) US $18.98 Buy It Now 1h 52m
SEALED! SCROOGED Soundtrack Miles Davis AL GREEN Annie Lennox NATALIE COLE US $19.99 [1 bids]
2h
'Round About Midnight by Miles Davis/Miles Davis Quintet (CD, 1991, Columbia) US $5.00 [0 bids]
2h 4m
WEBSTER YOUNG Plays Miles Davis Vol 2 NEW LP Jodie Christian Freddie Washington US $24.97 Buy It Now 2h 17m
3 HTF Miles Davis Jazz records (NM) MIles in the Sky, Miles Smiles, + US $12.49 [4 bids]
2h 17m
Miles Davis and Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings [Box] by... US $59.95 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Realistic Full Spectrum Of Quadraphonic Sound LP CSP CQ 10869 Miles Davis/Chase US $6.99 Buy It Now 2h 18m
WEBSTER YOUNG Plays Miles Davis Vol 3 John Hicks NEW LP US $24.97 Buy It Now 2h 20m
Miles Davis In Europe on LP US $7.99 [1 bids]
2h 23m
WEBSTER YOUNG Plays Miles Davis Vol 1 NEW LP Jodie Christian Freddie Washington US $29.97 Buy It Now 2h 23m
MILES DAVIS Water Babies COLUMBIA LP FACTORY SEALED US $9.95 [0 bids]
2h 24m
JAPAN CBS/Sony 23AP 2555 LP Miles Davis PORGY AND BESS Gil Evans US $29.99 Buy It Now 2h 25m
Dig by Miles Davis Featuring Sonny Rollins (CD, 1991, Original Jazz Classics) US $5.00 [0 bids]
2h 26m
European Tour '56 by Miles Davis (CD, May-2006, Definitive (UE)) US $5.00 [0 bids]
2h 27m
Sketches of Spain [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD, 1997, Columbia) US $5.00 [0 bids]
2h 32m
Tutu by Miles Davis (CD, Oct-1986, Warner Bros.) US $5.00 [0 bids]
2h 33m
Miles Davis - Great Prestige Recordings (Analogue Productions) OOP US $199.99 [0 bids]
2h 43m
Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis CD Remastered Edition 2001 Blue Note jazz NEW! US $6.34 Buy It Now 2h 54m
Miles Davis STEAMIN' WITH THE MILES DAVIS QUINTET PRESTIGE 7200 US $14.99 [0 bids]
3h 4m
Miles Davis-At Newport Dutch Import Promo LP Rare w/Promo Stamp Nice Copy US $59.99 [0 bids]
3h 5m
Miles Davis-1958 Miles Mono Japan Import LP W/OBI and Insert Near Mint Rare US $99.95 [0 bids]
3h 5m
Lot 80 CDs Rock Pop Jazz Bowie Stones Miles Davis Good Charlotte McCartney Live US $50.00 [0 bids]
US $65.00 Buy It Now
3h 10m
Scritti Politti Provision Japan Promo Label Vinyl LP with OBI 1988 Miles Davis US $49.99 Buy It Now 3h 11m
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain - MFSL Super Audio CD SACD Hybrid New US $27.99 Buy It Now 3h 13m
Miles Davis : Evolution of the Groove Ep [Digipak] [Us Import] CD (2007) US $7.24 Buy It Now 3h 14m
RARE MILES DAVIS SINGLE --- IF I WERE A BELL US $19.99 [0 bids]
3h 15m
Miles Davis-Greatest Hits-LP-Columbia-PC 9808-Funny Valentine-Vinyl Record US $3.69 [0 bids]
US $4.80 Buy It Now
3h 18m
'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT // MILES DAVIS COLUMBIA LP--PC 8649 (CL 949) US $19.99 Buy It Now 3h 29m
Jazz Lot of 2 CD's Volume 1 & Volume 2 by Miles Davis CD 1988 Blue Note / BMG US $3.99 Buy It Now 3h 33m
E.S.P. Miles Davis~Original 1965 Pressing~1A/1A Stampers~VG++ Vinyl~FAST SHIP!!! US $34.95 Buy It Now 3h 34m
MONO 1st Press Miles Davis Miles Ahead LP Jazz CL 1041 Six Eyed Deep Groove 1957 US $100.00 Buy It Now 3h 37m
Miles Davis-Archives Of Jazz Vol. 3-LP-AJ-503-Vinyl Record US $4.49 [0 bids]
US $5.84 Buy It Now
3h 42m
Sketches of Spain [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD, Sep-1997,... US $1.99 [0 bids]
US $5.98 Buy It Now
3h 43m
Kind of Blue [Columbia Jazz Masterpieces] [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD,... US $7.00 [0 bids]
US $9.10 Buy It Now
3h 54m
Sketches of Spain [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD, Sep-1997,... US $7.00 [0 bids]
US $9.10 Buy It Now
3h 54m
"R&B Soul" "Miles Davis" "Greatest Hits" "Rare Lp" US $9.99 Buy It Now 4h
Miles Davis - Slow Samba/New Rhumba - USA 7" US $4.99 [0 bids]
4h 4m
VINYL LP Fill Your Head With Jazz - Various 2LP Promo / Miles Davis , Mingus +++ US $12.99 Buy It Now 4h 17m
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue [Columbia Jazz Masterpieces] [Remaster] - CD - 75th US $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 19m
MILES DAVIS~FRIDAY NIGHT IN PERSON VOLUME 1~LE 10018,COLUMBIA ,Stereo , LP, NM US $21.39 Buy It Now 4h 21m
MILES DAVIS - 'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT LP ON COLUMBIA CL 949 6 EYE DEEP GROOVE US $123.00 [0 bids]
4h 22m
Miles Davis Facets LP Import Holland CBS Mono 62 637 Near Mint Vinyl US $6.69 [0 bids]
US $8.70 Buy It Now
4h 25m
Miles Davis The Man With the Horn LP Columbia 36790 Near Mint Vinyl US $6.69 [0 bids]
US $8.70 Buy It Now
4h 25m
Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis (CD, Mar-1990, Blue Note Records) US $4.99 [0 bids]
4h 29m
MILES DAVIS ALL STAR REUNION IN PARIS CD RARE! CHICK COREA WAYNE SHORTER US $19.99 [0 bids]
4h 32m
Porgy and Bess Miles Davis 20-BIT Remastered w Bonus US $8.29 Buy It Now 4h 34m
MILES DAVIS~FIRST MILES~SAVOY SJL 1196,LP NM+ US $15.39 Buy It Now 4h 38m
CD/Japan- MILES DAVIS The Man With The Horn w/OBI RARE EARLY 1996 SRCS-9132 US $21.24 Buy It Now 4h 42m
CD/Japan- MILES DAVIS and MILT JACKSON Sextet/Quintet w/OBI RARE EARLY 1996 US $21.24 Buy It Now 4h 42m
CD/Japan- MILES DAVIS Miles Ahead w/OBI RARE EARLY 1996 SRCS-9106 with GIL EVANS US $18.69 Buy It Now 4h 42m
CD/Japan- MILES DAVIS And Horns w/OBI RARE EARLY 1996 VICJ-2012 - SONNY ROLLINS US $18.69 Buy It Now 4h 42m
MILES DAVIS The Best of Miles Davis: The Capitol/Blue Note Years (CD) BMG US $1.99 Buy It Now 4h 46m
MILES DAVIS Birth Of The Cool CD BRAND NEW Rudy Van Gelder Edition US $14.98 Buy It Now 4h 50m
Miles Davis Kind of Blue Vinyl LP New US $35.62 Buy It Now 4h 55m
miles davis the original quintet (first recording) US $5.00 [1 bids]
5h 4m
MILES DAVIS Kind of Blue Sony Europe Mill. Ed. mini sleeve guaranteed genuine US $29.98 [0 bids]
5h 20m
Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool Rare 1963 Capitol LP T-1974 Mono NM US $11.00 Buy It Now 5h 27m
Miles Davis' Greatest Hits by Miles Davis (CD, Dec-1997, Columbia (USA)) US $5.97 Buy It Now 5h 35m
MILES DAVIS "CHRONICLE" THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE RECORDINGS, 12 LPS + BOOKLET M- US $149.99 [0 bids]
5h 53m
The Ballad Artistry of Miles Davis CD US $5.00 Buy It Now 5h 55m
Live at the Fillmore It's About That Time + KIND OF BLUE 2 CD LOT MILES DAVIS US $5.99 [0 bids]
6h 7m
SEALED RARE PROMO Box It Up CD Set sampler JOHNNY CASH Miles Davis WILLIE NELSON US $8.00 Buy It Now 6h 8m
Miles Davis All Stars Walkin' Sealed 180-gram Analogue Audiophile RTI / Prestige US $40.00 Buy It Now 6h 40m
Porgy and Bess [Limited] by Miles Davis (CD, Jul-1997, Columbia (USA)) US $3.29 Buy It Now 6h 41m
Miles Davis Miles In Tokyo Japanese vinyl LP album record 23AP2564 CBS/SONY US $62.61 Buy It Now 6h 41m
Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet Miles Davis vinyl LP album record JPN US $66.00 Buy It Now 6h 41m
Get Up With It Miles Davis Japanese 2-LP vinyl record (Double Album) US $100.40 Buy It Now 6h 41m
NEW SEALED CD: MILES AHEAD [Remaster] MILES DAVIS (September 1997) US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $14.99 Buy It Now
7h 10m
MILES DAVIS IN EUROPE US $24.99 Buy It Now 7h 34m
Used Guitar Magazine Book feat Miles Davis on Front McLaughlin John Scofield JP US $69.99 Buy It Now 7h 56m
Miles Davis, The Best of Miles Davis: The Capitol/Blue Note Years Audio CD US $7.49 Buy It Now 8h 18m
MILES DAVIS IN PERSON AT THE BLACKHAWK,SAN FRANCISCO US $19.99 Buy It Now 8h 50m
MILES DAVIS-A NIGHT IN TUNISIA-2 CD BOX-BB270-RARE-NEW-SEALED- US $33.00 Buy It Now 9h
Miles Davis LP Record ** New Low Price US $10.00 Buy It Now 9h 2m
Miles Davis - On the Corner Japan mini lp cd Herbie Hancock MASTER SOUND Red OBI US $39.90 Buy It Now 9h 21m
Miles Davis - The Man with the Horn Japan mini lp cd Bill Evans Marcus Miller US $34.90 Buy It Now 9h 21m
Miles Davis - Star People Japan min lp cd Bill Evans John Scofield MASTER SOUND US $34.90 Buy It Now 9h 21m
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way 1969 Japan mini lp cd John McLaughlin Chick Corea US $34.90 Buy It Now 9h 22m
This Is Jazz Japan Six Vinyl LP Box 1971 Miles Davis Monk Dave Brubeck US $249.99 Buy It Now 9h 27m
Mahavishnu Japan Promo only White Label Vinyl LP John Mclaughlin Miles Davis US $119.99 Buy It Now 9h 34m
Miles Davis: 20 Classic Albums [10CD] [Audio CD] Miles Davis US $27.76 Buy It Now 10h 30m
Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else Japan Original CD 1983 Sony Press Miles Davis US $69.99 Buy It Now 10h 30m
MILES DAVIS - PORGY & BESS (IMPORT) (BLU-SPEC) NEW CD US $33.22 Buy It Now 10h 38m
MILES DAVIS - E.S.P. (IMPORT) (BLU-SPEC) NEW CD US $33.99 Buy It Now 10h 39m
MILES DAVIS - THE GENIUS OF MILES - BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED 8 BOX SETS-43 CD's US $539.95 Buy It Now 10h 46m
miles davis tadd dameron quintet in paris festival 1949 japan mint with obi US $34.33 [0 bids]
10h 53m
MILES DAVIS This Is Jazz CD (# 8) Acoustic US $4.67 Buy It Now 11h 6m
Birdland 1951 by Miles Davis (CD, Jan-2004, Blue Note (Label)) US $11.99 [0 bids]
11h 52m

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


3.63
(35 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
9%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
45%
Good, but non-essential (30%)
30%
Collectors/fans only (12%)
12%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

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: 0.72 seconds