Jason Miles

Album Review: Jason Miles - Kind of New 2: Blue is Paris (8/10)

Renowned for helming all-star jazz projects, Grammy winning composer/producer Jason Miles finds a revolutionary way to express his awe at the resilience of Paris in the wake of the 2015 terrorist attacks. Incorporating the contributions of four Miles Davis influenced trumpeters, saxophonist Jeff Coffin, vocalist Maya Azucena and versatile Indian percussion great Ricky Kej, he boldly masterminds a rich tapestry of emotions based on a single hypnotic, easy grooving composition, rendered 10 times––with alternating moods driven by time of day (“Morning,” “After Hours,” “Sunset”) and weather (“Sunshine,” “Lightning,” “Thunderstorm”).

Released by: Lightyear Entertainment

Producer: Jason Miles