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Miles Davis: Tutu (Warner Bros.)

Mark Rowland, Musician, December 1986

TUTU IS A pop album. Tutu is a jazz album. Wait, you're both right! Tutu seems unlikely to pry many new converts from either camp, however; today's popheads show small patience for modal incongruities, even those hitched to a sturdy backbeat, while dyed-in-the-tweed jazzbos still mourn the good, "old" Miles, like widows who light votive candles to glimpse reflections of their virtue.

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