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Merci Miles! Live at Vienne!
The Miles Davis Group's set at the Jazz à Vienne festival in France on July 1, 1991, was among the final public performances by the iconic trumpeter; this previously unreleased concert has just made its debut as MERCI MILES! LIVE AT VIENNE. Davis’s lifelong love for France is well-documented, and just a few days after this show he was made a Knight of the country's Legion of Honour in recognition of his five decades of musical evolution. In addition to selections from recent Warner Bros. releases, the collection includes two songs – “Penetration” and “Jailbait” – that were written by Prince, with whom Davis had a mutual admiration and friendship. Available in 2-CD and 2-LP formats as part of Black Music Month, MERCI MILES! LIVE AT VIENNE is a stirring valediction from one of the giants of 20th century music.