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about

'Upriver' is Yo Miles! second Cuneiform release and was recorded live directly to stereo DSD recorder at the same sessions that produced the award-winning 'Sky Garden' release.

Containing 2 1/2 hours of music, this recording focuses on Davis' improv-fueled works from the early-mid 70's, while also including an original Smith composition and a group improvisation.

"Smith and Kaiser have recovered some of (Miles') radical energy and reapplied it in the context of a new technology that gives this music clarity as well as thudding power...if you want to see where (Miles') example leads us, this is the way to go"
-The Wire.

"...a sprawling blowout that should convert open minds...at once dangerous and respectful..."
-Denver Post.

"This studio production...offers some of the most immediate and realistic sound of both electronic and acoustic instruments."
-Stereophile.

"...beautifully played by great musicians...it's fabulously recorded...the album trucks along like the world's number one jam band..."
-Paris Transatlantic.

"Yo Miles! has gone beyond the fundamental with songs that breathe the spirit of Davis to create an atmosphere that resonates with a fire and an essence of their very own. Kaiser and Smith's knowing explorations through Miles' complex electro-funk realm revisits the dread while expanding the beauty."
-All About Jazz.

credits

released January 25, 2005

Wadada Leo Smith - electric and acoustic trumpets
Henry Kaiser - electric guitar
Michael Manring - bass
Steve Smith - drums
Chris Muir - electric guitar
Tom Coster - keyboards
Karl Perazzo - percussion
Greg Osby - alto saxophone
John Tchicai - tenor and alto saxophones
Mike Keneally - electric guitar
with special guests:
Zakir Hussain - tabla & percussion ("On The Corner Jam")
ROVA Sax Quartet [Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin) ("Black Satin")
Dave Creamer - electric guitar ("Black Satin")

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Cuneiform Records Washington, D.C.

Cuneiform Records is an independent record label releasing adventurous, boundary-bursting music by artists from around the world.

Founded in 1984.
Based in Washington D.C.

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