A look at many of the major personal and musical events from Miles’s final years
Summer: Miles works with British arranger Paul Buckmaster on material that could mark his comeback after five years. Although Buckmaster arranges some sessions (including one with bassist Marcus Miller and another with guitarist Pete Cosey), Miles fails to record anything. Even so, it is the first step to Miles’s re-emergence.
Miles, Marcus Miller and Bill Evans at Kix, Boston, June 1981.
Picture by Bruce Tallamon for the inside cover of “We Want Miles”