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the miles long mixtape

by malcolm-jamal warner's miles long

Jazz/Funk. Spoken word. Apppoaches you like jazz, but hits you with funk.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Tables Turning
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2. Welcome
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3. Project Image
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4. Helpless
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5. Confessions
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6. Lap Dance
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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\"It\'s funny, people aren\'t so much surprised that I have a band as much as they are that we\'re good,\" chuckles Malcolm-Jamal Warner, contemplating the buzz surrounding his jazz/funk band, Miles Long. Having performed to packed houses on the LA club circuit, playing in several jazz festivals, and opening for high profile acts such as Earl Klugh and Luther Vandross, Warner has finally released the debut EP, \"...the miles long mixtape..\" Warner comfortably and convincingly leads his crew through several head-bobbing tunes with heavy bass grooves (electric and upright) and dynamic spoken word.

Boasting a repertoire that runs the gamut from Living Colour to Coltrane, with plenty of original material in the mix, makes labeling Miles Long simply a jazz band quite difficult. Several major labels vied to sign the band, but Warner, who has established himself as stage, television, and film actor over the past 20 years instead opted to record and produce his CD as an independent artist. \"Because I\'m not looking toward this to make me rich and famous, I have the luxury to truly approach music as an artist. Since there is such a negative preconception of actors as recording artists, it was important that I have the creative freedom I needed, unencumbered by someone else\'s idea of what\'s good.\"

What is immediately apparent about \"the miles long mixtape\" is the passion and honesty from which Warner writes. From the controversial spoken word musings of \"Project Image,\" which scrutinizes the bastardization of the hip-hop culture, to \"LapDance,\" the lamenting of a love unrequited, Miles Long offers a refreshing perspective to today\'s music. The influences that range from Miles Davis to Stevie Wonder to Led Zeppelin to The Roots coupled with having grown up as part of the hip-hop generation, is what gives Miles Long its distinctive sound and what keeps them side-stepping any attempts at categorizing their music. Says Malcolm-Jamal Warner: \"\"Urban Jazz/funk has been the closest description, which is cool because we do approach you like jazz, but definitely hit you with the funk.\"


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Paris

Hot LAVA LOVING
LOVED THIS CD! Little Theo is long gone. Nor only is this CD mature, political but also sexy and also tantlizing.

SHANIE EVANS


THIS CD is a mixture of funk and soul that takes you back, the voice of Malcolm J.Warner is soothing over the melodic groove that makes you want to visualize the journey that is painted thru each song. Strong spoken word is hard to achieve without the audience/listener getting lost in what to follow! These guys accomplished it with great balance CONGRADULATIONS!
SHANIE EVANS

GMoney


Creative, Innovative, and Real. I love it. Hopefully there is a longer CD coming in the near future.

kyzgoodz

i liked it but wanted more....it was too short, a tease really....
I liked it,but it was too short.By the time I really dug into it, there was no more to listen to. I look forward to the upcoming cd and hopefully there will be more to dig my heart, body and soul into. Keepup the good work Malcolm!!!

Affy


Fantatic work from MJW. I never knew Malcolm was into jazz/spoken word. It's very inspiring, and shows a whole new side of music that a lot of people are yet to experience. I'll definitely recommend it to anyone reading these reviews!

Catherine

Off The Hook
I really enjoyed this CD and the only problem with it was it was too short I am just getting to the art of Spoken Word and I think Malcolm and the band did a wonderful job with the Mixtape. I would love to see you guys perform in person and I can not wait for the CD Love and Other Social Issues to come out

Cynless

This is a must BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing experience!!!! Very bold, honest, thoughtful, sexy, spiritual and just plain....HOT!!!!!!!!

Vonice Berry

Totally taken aback by this new groove.
Miles Long is a long-time coming, Especially for all us MJW fans. The Spoken Word/Jazzy/Funky/Uban Blend is wonderfully woven delight to knit to the ear.

Jennice

Just lovely
I absolutely love this CD! If you don't have it, you're truly missing out!

Jen Jen

Amazing! A true gem!
This CD is so good I am at a loss for words! It is truly a well kept secret, but one that everyone should know about. MJW is so awesome. I have been listening to this CD over and over again. Buy it!
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