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    Default Davis, Miles - TUTU [DVD-A]

    Please post your thoughts and comments on this Warner Brothers DVD-Audio release from 2002 by Miles Davis.



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    Default Re: Davis, Miles - TUTU [DVD-A]

    10. IMHO, one of his very best. Nice surround effect, good fidelity and excellent performance. True, his late period stuff is not as adventurous as most of what came before it. With a Miles collection that numbers over 500 discs and 20 box sets, I've heard them all numerous times. I also saw Miles several times live. For me, this is his best surround album, although most folks would likely pick Bitches Brew. Kind of Blue is a better album musically, and the all-time best selling jazz album, though it really isn't a surround mix, it's simply echo. As in many other instances, Miles amassed a great group of players and can speak volumes with a single, well-placed note. I own the DVD-A, 2 disc UK expanded CD, French Warner Years 5 CD box, CD and LP of this. The DVD-A is, of course, the one to own. If you're a completist, be sure to pick up the 2 dic UK expanded version, too.
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    Default Re: Davis, Miles - TUTU [DVD-A]

    superb album, despite the now somewhat dated production/feel/sound (some of the synths/pads are, for me, a little bit too 80's even for the 80's!) but it still doesn't detract from the music and MD's playing is impeccable.. sound quality's great and the surround mix (which really shows off his artistry) is fantastic!

    my favourite Miles in surround is the In A Silent Way SACD (which is just gorgeous) but this comes a close 2nd.

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    Default Re: Davis, Miles - TUTU [DVD-A]

    dated synths definitly, but at least a musician who was prepared to try something new.
    pretty good surround mix over all though an 8 theer are many more better mixes around.
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    Default Re: Davis, Miles - TUTU [DVD-A]

    I love this record. Absolutely adore it, and it gets a regular outing here.
    Right from the opening stabs on the title track it grabs you by the ears & does not let go until, well, you stop it playing really as perhaps it's one fault (and that depends on how you look at it) is that once it ends it cycles round & starts over again from the beginning.
    Sonically I cannot fault it - on my Adam A7 system it sounds as if the man himself is back again & playing for me - just me.
    This is also one of the few titles that does not require you to be in any form of "sweet spot".......if you are in the spot, you get a real treat as it feels as if you are sat there whilst the band are playing around you but if you are even outside the room it works so well in acoustic mono (and bear with me here) that I get the feeling Miles is in the other room, playing in person. This gives me 2 ways to enjoy the record - either completely immersed in the mix, or off to one side whilst I have one of the true legends of our time playing a private gig just for me.

    Highly recommended.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Default Re: Davis, Miles - TUTU [DVD-A]

    I must confess to have been rather dismissive of this album when it first came out in the 80's but was curious to check out the DVD-A after reading some positive comments here. And after several spins I've become a fan. I doubt I'll ever consider it among his best works but you've got to hand it to Miles, ever the artist, exploring (and sometimes inventing) new genres. Fun, active mix with some very tasty grooves courtesy of the great Marcus Miller. 8+

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