Studio album by Miles Davis Released July 1981 Recorded June 1, 1980--May 6, 1981 at Columbia Studio, New York Genre Jazz, post-bop, fusion. Length 52:37 (LP) (CD). Label Columbia. Producer Teo
The Man with the Horn is an album released by Miles Davis in 1981, featuring drummer Al Foster, saxophonist Bill Evans, guitarists Mike Stern and Barry Finnerty, Marcus Miller on bass and others. It was Davis's first new release since 1975, following a six-year reclusive retirement.
Rock-oriented in nature, the music fuses 80's pop with improvisational funk and fusion styles. The album marked Davis' return to his more traditional trumpet playing, although the title song "The Man with the Horn" features wah-wah improvisation along with vocals.
All tracks composed by Miles Davis; except where indicated
"Fat Time" - 9:56
"Back Seat Betty" - 11:16
"Shout" (Glenn Burris, Randy Hall, Robert Irving III) - 5:51
"Aïda" - 8:12
"The Man With The Horn" (Hall, Irving) - 6:35
"Ursula" - 10:46