Album: Merci Miles!, Live At Vienne

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Merci Miles!, Live At Vienne

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Album details

Released: 25 June 2021
Length: 80:11
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Rhino
Studio(s): Théâtre Antique, Vienne, France

Charts, Certifications & Awards

This album has not charted in the USA
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released

  • None at the time of release.

See also

(Unreleased album)
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Merci Miles!, Live At Vienne is a posthumous release of a previously unreleased live performance by Miles Davis recorded on 1 July 1991 at Théâtre Antique in Vienne, France. This is one of Davis’ final performances before his death on 28 September 1991. Merci Miles!, Live At Vienne is the 69th posthumous release overall, including compilations and box-sets.

During this concert, Miles Davis and his band perform tracks from his recent albums :

They also performed three songs that were still unreleased at that time :

  • Wrinkle, recorded in 1985 and written by Davis, Zane Giles, Randy Hall and Wayne Linsey. Live versions of the track have been issued over the years but the studio version remains unreleased. Interestingly, the performance included on this album contains an (uncredited) horn interpolation of America.
  • Penetration and Jailbait submitted by Prince to Miles Davis in early 1991 and originally recorded during sessions for Madhouse’s third album 24 in 1988. Davis recorded his own versions of the tracks with his musicians. Both Madhouse and Davis’ studio versions remain unreleased.


The album was released for the Black Music Month.

Track listing
Details given for the Prince-related track only:
  1. Hannibal
  2. Human Nature
  3. Time After Time
  4. Penetration (9:00) 1
  5. Wrinkle 2
  6. Amandla
  7. Jailbait (5:55) 1
  8. Finale (Band only)

1 Written by Prince
2 Written by Miles Davis, Attala Zane Giles, Randy Hall and Wayne Linsey – contains an uncredited horn interpolation of America written by Prince


  • Florence Joelle Halfon, Ashley Kahn and Vince Wilburn, Jr – producer for the posthumous release
  • Erin Davis, Cheryl Davis, Vince Wilburn, Jr and Darryl Porter – executive producers for the posthumous release
  • Patrick Savey – engineer
  • John Webber - mastering

  • Special thanks to Kenny Garrett, Deron Johnson, Foley, Ricky Wellman and the Miles Davis Band crew, Patrick Savey and Marie Salazar at Zycopolis, Jean-Paul Boutellier, Benjamin Tanguy, and everyone at Jazz à Vienne, Jeff Biederman at Manatt Phelphs & Phillips, Kristen Foster and Gabi Hollander at Full Coverage Communications, David Weise, Glenn Frank, Jaime Masuda and Kourtney Campbell at David Weise & Associates, a Division of NKSFB, LLC, Bruce Lampcov at Downtown Music Group, Bruno Tilley, Alicia Yaffe, Susanne Savage, Sheryl Farber, Kristin Attaway, David Ponak, Kent Liu and Gene Lee at Rhino.
  • Dedicated to the memory of Ricky Wellman

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