Rubberband EP‘ was first recorded in 1985 by Miles Davis as he left Columbia Records for Warner Bros. Records to start on the eponymous album that was set to include vocals from Chaka Khan and Al Jarreau. The LP was put to the wayside by the jazz artist as he focused his attentions on 1986’s ‘Tutu‘ – a noteworthy album as it was his first to use synthesizers, drum loops, and samples. The title track of the lost ‘Rubberband EP‘ has now been unearthed, rerecorded and remixed with vocals from R&B singer Ledisi. You can find the original version along with Ledisi’s updated one on April 21st as a Record Store Day release. It’s limited to a worldwide run of only six thousand copies, so make sure to get the rare vinyl featuring cover art painted by Miles Davis himself while you can.

Side A:
1. Rubberband of Life featuring Ledisi (Radio Edit)
2. Rubberband of Life featuring Ledisi
Side B:
1. Rubberband of Life (Instrumental)
2. Rubberband (Original Version)

Sarah Medeiros