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Miles’ Last Word Cancelled; Montreux Fills Gap

Maybe it’s not the last word on Miles Davis after all: Warner Bros. has canceled the release of the four-CD box set The Last Word: The Warner Bros. Years, which was being issued via Rhino.

The lavish box set was supposed to feature all of the trumpeter’s Warner Bros. albums-1986’s Tutu, 1987’s Music From “Siesta” and 1989’s Amandla-plus previously unreleased studio and live recordings, guest spots and soundtrack work recorded between late 1985 and 1991. The three heretofore unreleased Miles and Prince collaborations, “Jailbait,” “Penetration” and “Can I Play With U?” once rumored to be in the collection were not to be part of the final box set because the Artist refused to clear them for release.

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