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After we did "She Looked Back", I wanted to do another track in collaboration with Adam Holzman. "Miles to Go" is jazz fusion with some edm influences mixed in. The title can refer either to the state of the world, or to Miles Davis, the consensus godfather of electric jazz and fusion. The period from Bitches Brew through the 70's featured a lot of music that sounded to me at the time like a kind of mysterious, spacey jazz funk (Miles, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Henderson, Alphonso Johnson, Bennie Maupin, and many, many more amazing artists). At the time I couldn’t write or play anything like that, but I always wanted to do my own tribute to the sound. I don’t claim to be in the same league as those artists whose music I enjoyed so much, so consider "Miles to Go" as an impressionistic take.

As with "She Looked Back”, it began as riffs and sketches, and then an informal chart, which I worked on until I was mostly satisfied. I recorded my basic parts, and gave it to Adam to work on. He did his magic(!), I rewrote/rerecorded a few parts to fit better with his, and then did the mix.

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released December 7, 2020
Recording and mixing was done at my studio (Siri’s Little Corner) and recording at Adam’s Secret Laboratory in NYC. It was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Sean Magee.

MW Gilbert: percussion programming, percussion, synthesizer, bass samples, guitar samples, stuff :)
Adam Holzman: electric piano, synthesizers, solos

IMHO it sounds best turned up!

Gibex 012 2020 (digital)

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Michael William Gilbert Amherst, Massachusetts

Michael William Gilbert grew up in Connecticut and Brussels, where he first encountered the music of Varese and Pierre Henry, and music of India, Africa, and Japan. After studying EE at MIT, he studied at the Boston School of Electronic Music, later working there as a teacher and designer of custom synthesis systems. He then studied at and graduated with a degree in music from Hampshire College. ... more

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