Traveling Miles is the thirteenth overall album by American jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson. Released on the Blue Note label in 1999, it is a tribute to Miles Davis, taking many of its cues from Davis' catalog of recordings with Columbia Records
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A Tribute by Cassandra Wilson to Miles Davis. Recorded at The Hit Factory, NYC, December 1997 and at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, NY, May & September 1998 Mixed November 1998 Mastered at Sterling Sound. Label Code: LC-00133.
Wilson's deep voice gives a downbeat feel to the music, her lyrics for such Davis-associated songs as "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down," "Seven Steps to Heaven," "ESP," "Tutu," and "Blue in Green" are forgettable, and her interpretations smooth down most of the melodies, robbing them of their personality.
It helps that Wilson has a distinctly Southern blues cast to her singing, a quality immediately apparent on "Run The Voodoo Down," the funky opener to TRAVELING MILES, her impeccably self-produced homage to Miles Davis. 01. Run the Voodoo Down 02. Traveling Miles 03. Right Here, Right Now 04. Time After Time 05.