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Traveling Miles

Cassandra WilsonVinyl
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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“Her music embraces the paradox between harshness… and glamour… Her voice is another instrument in the band.”—NPR Music
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  • Vinyl (July 29, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B00JZO337E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,337 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Run the Voodoo Down
2. Traveling Miles
3. Right Here, Right Now
4. Time After Time
5. When the Sun Goes Down
6. Seven Steps
7. Some Day My Prince Will Come
8. Never Broken
9. Resurrection Blues (Tutu)
10. Sky and Sea (Blue in Green)
11. Piper
12. Voodoo Reprise

Editorial Reviews

Released in 1999, Traveling Miles is a tribute album by Cassandra Wilson to Miles Davis. Wilson's thirteenth career album, Traveling Miles will be
reissued on 2 LPs as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Attention Required On This Journey..Rewarding Result October 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As I grow older and demand something more interesting and innovative to listen to ,yet produce a rewarding result,I am constantly prepared to persevere with something conceptual and unusual.This tribute to Miles Dewey Davis, and a showcase to the talent and ambition of Ms Wilson,is just such a recording. From the outset this is an adult work,at times not quite hitting the mark,but bursting with genuine emotion and interpretative understanding that Miles would have surely approved.
I would recommend that this CD be listened to at least four or five times before passing any form of judgement..in fact it is playing as I type this review.It is a multi layered and complicated and yet at times jazzy and delicate, being a showcase for Ms Wilson's at times,*whiskey and cigarette* voice and at other times husky and melancholy delivery.At all times her vocals are interesting,and I note a pleasing duet with another great voice,Angelique Kidjo,on the final cut,Voodoo Reprise.Ms Wilson 's range is substantial and hynotic on this CD.I will, with relish, listen to her previous recordings of jazz standards and blues influenced material,for a further fix.
The CD opens with one of the stronger tracks,Run The Voodoo Down,and closes with a Reprise.The music of Miles Davis is complimented by the lyrics of Ms Wilson perfectly and this is an interpretive funky fusion of Afro beats and deep earthy vocals which set a pace that is continued throughout the CD.In fact praise should be given to the musicians on this CD,especially to the percussion and base credits of Lonnie Plaxico on acoustic base on most tracks and Jeffrey Haynes on percussion.It is pleasing to see a jazz artist stretch the boundaries and include mandolin,greek bazouki,harmonica,and an assortment of guitar variations.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars close your eyes and feel this one! February 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Excellent tribute to my favorite artist, Miles Dewey Davis. This is music that you listen to in the dark, from another room with your eyes closed and you take this beautiful voyage riding on the deep and soulful voice of Cassandra Wilson. She flows so well and reaches deep inside and when you do open your eyes, it is only to put this CD on repeat and succumb to her entrancing voice. "Sky and Sea"(Blue and Green) is outstanding and her cover of "Time after time" had to impress Cyndy Lauper and definetly make Miles smile. One to keep in the carousel.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I learned to appreciate it May 17, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of Cassandra Wilson's song stylings since I picked up Blue Skies, a album of jazz standards. Her smoky alto and impeccable delivery were magnificent and made me a fan forever. I will admit that it took some time for Traveling Miles to grow on me. I love her voice and would listen to her sing just about anything, but I wasn't feeling this CD immediately -- it seemed a little skittish what with her eclectic influences. But I soon realized that her eclectic sensibilities are what makes her one of my favorite artists.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cassandra has done Miles proud January 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This album is a wonderful tribute to the late great Miles Davis. Whether they be songs that were written by Miles (to which Cassandra has written lyrics), or songs that Miles covered himself, or the 3 songs completely written by Cassandra, I think, no, I know, that Miles would be very happy with this album. She has a knack of creating a beautiful jazz atmosphere, using instruments that are not traditionally associated with jazz, like the greek bazouki and mandocello. This album will transport you to a small, intimate, after hours jazz club. Close your eyes, relax, and let your mind wander. This is a wonderful album...a must have for jazz lovers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fabulous Listening Experience June 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is wonderful, I can't take it out of my CD player. The New York Times recommended it as one of several releases in 1999 that adults would really enjoy and they are absolutely right. Ms. Wilson has taken Miles Davis' music and put her own stamp on it and the result is beautiful. It's not all Miles, however. In particular, I enjoy her version of Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time. It sheds new light on that song. I would recommend this album to anyone with even the slightest interest in jazz. It's really quite a find.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars doing miles justice November 6, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
first off you have to have your thang in order to do miles cuz you can't fake on miles.with that said cassandra wilson does the man justice.her voice goes hand in hand with some of miles landmarks.it's a very rich album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ms Wilson does it again.... March 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big Cassandra Wilson for many years now. Once I stood in line at the Variety Play House in Atlanta for 5 hours just to see her Traveling Miles Tour. The CD is tight and has a permanant spot in my #10 slot in my CD changer. Her voice is the deepest, sexest, alto/tenor voice I've ever heard. Miles is a great man and Cassandra did him great justice on this one. Her stage performance is the best. I look forward to hearing from her again soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Jazz vocals April 21, 2000
By P. Rose
Format:Audio CD
This is an amazing recording. Cassandra Wilson uses her voice as an instrument of the highest level. She sets the gold standard for modern jazz vocalists, with her velvet smooth sound. Her interpretation of these Miles Davis standards brings a fresh viewpoint to well known and often copied songs. She is true to the feeling and emotion that Miles brought to these songs. I only wish Miles and Cassandra were able to collaborate on this recording.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cassandra Wilson
Love her style! I play Time After Time and Right Here, Right Now over-and-over again. Will definitely check out her other CDs.
Published 18 months ago by Alberta Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Different & nothing like Miles
I love Miles Davis and have barely listened to Cassandra Wilson so this was a risky venture; in the end it was worthwhile. Read more
Published on April 23, 2007 by Enrique Torres
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice tribute
Smooth and silky voice of Cassandra Wilson is not a bad instrument for various sorts of jazz and similar moods, although one might wonder whether a bit more sense of swing could... Read more
Published on October 13, 2006 by Nikica Gilic
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine recording
"Right Here, Right Now" is my favorite cut on this record, but there really isn't anything here that I didn't enjoy. Read more
Published on October 1, 2006 by Mzrybeth Purcell
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD-Audio buyers beware!
If you are looking to get the DVD-Audio version of Traveling Miles (there are a lot of copies listed where I am posting this note) you should know that the DVD Audio tracks were... Read more
Published on April 19, 2006 by mountain view
5.0 out of 5 stars Wilson meets Davis
It is a particularly difficult thing to do, recreating the spirit of a musician with such a enormous persolity as Miles through a tribute album, without falling in mannerism or... Read more
Published on January 2, 2006 by Jazzcat
5.0 out of 5 stars Wilson makes Davis' music her own.
"Traveling Miles" is Cassandra Wilson's tribute to Miles Davis-- Wilson selected seven songs associated with Davis (though only two were penned by him), augmented this with four... Read more
Published on October 28, 2005 by Michael Stack
4.0 out of 5 stars Multi genre-ational
It's difficult to peg this record into any particular genre. "Jazz" might be the first category that comes to mind, but on this album, Cassandra Wilson taps into a lot of... Read more
Published on October 10, 2005 by JG
5.0 out of 5 stars Travel to musical Heaven!!!
I am a big fan of Cassandra Wilson's acoustic/folk/blues/jazz hybrid, and this was her first CD I purchased. Read more
Published on June 5, 2005 by Nse Ette
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring...
This is not the best effort from Cassandra Wilson. Her earlier recordings were much better. Cassandra Wilson tried to travel miles, but she traveled to far and the miles look alike... Read more
Published on June 8, 2004 by Alex
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