Miles Davis ‎– Decoy

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Album recorded in 1983. It features keyboardist Robert Irving III and guitarist John Scofield contributing most of the compositions and the other solos. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis guested with the group on the September 1983 studio sessions.
This rather short album was extended with two recordings from the 1983 Montreal Festival.

Personnel:

June 30, 1983, A&R Studios, NYC
"Freaky Deaky": Miles Davis (synth); Darryl Jones (el-b): Al Foster (d); Mino Cinelu (perc)

July 7, 1983, recorded live at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Théâtre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada
"What It Is" & "That's What Happened": Miles Davis (tpt, synth); Bill Evans (ss, ts, fl, el-p); John Scofield (el-g); Darryl Jones (el-b); Al Foster (d); Mino Cinelu (perc)

September 5, 1983, The Record Plant, NYC
"Robot": Miles Davis (tpt, synth); Robert Irving III (synth, el-d); Mino Cinelu (perc)

September 10 & 11, 1983, The Record Plant, NYC
"Decoy", "Code M.D." & "That's Right": Miles Davis (tpt); Branford Marsalis (ss); John Scofield (g); Robert Irving III (synth, el-d); Darryl Jones (el-b); Al Foster (d); Mino Cinelu (perc); Gil Evans (arr on "That's Right" only)

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Versions (31)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FC 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album) Columbia FC 38991 US 1984 Sell This Version
CSCS 5348 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album) CBS/Sony CSCS 5348 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
35DP 170 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album) CBS/Sony 35DP 170 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CDCBS 25951 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album) CBS CDCBS 25951 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
CDCBS 25951 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album) CBS CDCBS 25951 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
CK-38991, CK 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia CK-38991, CK 38991 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FCT 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(Cass, Album) Columbia FCT 38991 US 1984 Sell This Version
40-25951 Miles Davis Decoy(Cass, Album) CBS 40-25951 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
FCT-38991, FCT 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(Cass, Album, Dol) Columbia, Columbia FCT-38991, FCT 38991 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
225.088, 225088 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album) Discos CBS, Discos CBS 225.088, 225088 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
FC 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album) Columbia FC 38991 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
28AP 2890 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 28AP 2890 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25951 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album, Gat) CBS 25951 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
S 25951 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 25951 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
25951 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album, Gat) CBS 25951 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
SBP 238010 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album, Gat) CBS SBP 238010 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
CBS 25951 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album, Gat) CBS CBS 25951 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
30AP 2891 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album, Ltd) CBS/Sony 30AP 2891 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
468702 2, COL 468702 2 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 468702 2, COL 468702 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
SRCS 9136 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records SRCS 9136 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
SRCS 9766 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records Int'l SRCS 9766 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
468702 2, COL 468702 2 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Columbia, Columbia 468702 2, COL 468702 2 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
SICJ 87 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICJ 87 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
468702 2 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album) Columbia 468702 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CK 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album) Columbia CK 38991 US Unknown Sell This Version
CK 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album) Columbia CK 38991 US Unknown Sell This Version
CK 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CK 38991 US Unknown Sell This Version
468702 2, COL 468702 2 Miles Davis Decoy(CD, Album, RP) Columbia, Columbia 468702 2, COL 468702 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9358 Miles Davis Decoy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 9358 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
FC 38991 Miles Davis Decoy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Columbia FC 38991 US Unknown Sell This Version

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goodlivingav

goodlivingav

April 9, 2016
referencing Decoy, LP, Album, Gat, 25951
For some reason, my copy of this has the label in Orange
cricketphone

cricketphone

January 6, 2016
referencing Decoy, LP, Album, FC 38991

I had originally given this two stars, but I gave just added a third after listening to the opening groove off of "What It Is." Definitely the best riff from Miles' later period.
raider_records

raider_records

December 3, 2015
referencing Decoy, LP, Album, FC 38991

A very funky album from the king of jazz
Walli

Walli

September 30, 2002
referencing Decoy, LP, Album, FC 38991

Decoy is a studio album that showed Miles was still listening to contemporary black music and making it very personal.