Prince Rogers Nelson
||guitar, keyboard, vocal (g, keyb, voc)
||There were an interesting discussion
about Prince and Miles here.
The whole Mies Davis & Prince thing:
Prince recorded the basic tracks for "Can
I Play With U" and sent them to Miles and his band to finish.
The track was going to be released on Miles's Tutu album but was pulled
at the last moment
(apparently because Prince didn't think his song fit with the rest of
the Tutu material).
It is circulating on the bootleg "Crucial".
Prince attended Miles's 60th birthday party in NY.
Miles guested on stage for the New Years Eve benefit concert at
He played 5 min solo on "Beautiful Night".
The show is circulating on the bootlegs "Miles
From The Park" and
"Driving To Midnight Mess
/ Grosse Freiheit 36".
Miles overdubed a trumpet solo on a Prince/Chaka Khan collaboration
"Sticky Wicked" released on
Chaka's album "C.K."
(they were never in the studio together though).
Miles is interviewed for Albert Magnoli's Prince Portrait documentary.
Miles played a few Prince covers, "Movie
“Jail Bait”, “A
Girl And Her Puppy”
You Legal Yet?" at some of his gigs.
Miles died and Prince announced that his next album would feature a
20 min section devoted to Miles.
Nothing more has ever been heard about this project, however the silent
track on "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic"
is a 5 second silent segue, which
Prince stated was a moment of silence for Miles Davis.
Paul Tingen wrote the Liner notes for the canceled Warner "Last
On his website are more information about Miles and Prince.
See the full text here: