Aura is a concept album by Miles Davis, produced by Danish composer/trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, released in 1989. All compositions and arrangements are by Mikkelborg, who created the suite in tribute when Davis received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in December 1984,
The seven movements of Aura drew their inspiration from the colors of the rainbow, and the names of Miles Davis and former recipients of the prize (including Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Olivier Messiaen, and Isaac Stern) were encoded into the score.
Aura is a concept album by Miles Davis, produced by Palle Mikkelborg, released in 1989. All compositions and arrangements are by Danish composer/trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, who created the suite in tribute to Miles Davis when Davis received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in December 1984, the year Decoy was released.
Aura was composed by Palle Mikkelborg who was also the producer. If one is familiar with Miles Davis’ work, one will see that the stages of color from white to purple relate to the stages of Miles’ career, from BeBop to Cool to Orchestra to post-Bebop to
An interesting and well-produced tribute to Miles by Danish composer and producer, Palle Mikkelborg, Aura attempts to represent Palle’s vision of Miles’ “aura” through the various colors of the spectrum. Each color is supposed represents a different emotion and a different side of Miles’ personality.
In 1984 Danish trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg composed this ambitious nine-part suite for Miles Davis, based upon his audial perceptions of the jazz legend’s aura. The suite was recorded in Copenhagen with a large ensemble including John McLaughlin, percussionist Marilyn Mazur (later a regular member