July 7, 2004

Jason Miles offers unreleased CD on new website

Composer and producer Jason Miles will soon offer an album he made in 1979 called Cozmopolitan on his brand-new website.

JasonMiles2.jpgFor the recent launch of his first-ever website, music industry veteran Jason Miles decided to offer a collection of jazz-fusion music from 25 years ago that has never been available. In 1979, Jason went into the studio as a leader for the first time with an impressive team of musicians, including saxophonist Michael Brecker, bassist Marcus Miller and saxophonist and flutist Gerry Niewood and guitarist Ricardo Silveira. The result was an album called Cozmopolitan.

“Marcus was 19, Brecker was 28 or -9, I was 27, Ricardo was like 21," says Miles. "The energy on this record is just totally wild."

Although the album was never released, several months ago Jason rediscovered the original music while rooting around his house. The new version of Cozmopolitan was remixed by Doug Oberkircher, who has worked for Spyro Gyra and Eric Marienthal and remixed the upcoming album by guitarist Steve Oliver. Oberkircher has also mixed all of Miles' CDs over the past six years.

Cozmopolitan will be available late this summer exclusively on the website, but you can now stream one of the songs and view a few pictures from the original recording session. You can find Jason’s website at jasonmilesmusic.com.

Posted by Brian Soergel at July 7, 2004 4:23 AM