YO MILES! Shinjuku by Henry Kaiser, Wadada Leo Smith, Bandcamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog

Dear friends

Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.

Andrea Aguzzi

YO MILES! Shinjuku by Henry Kaiser, Wadada Leo Smith, Bandcamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog



Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith released two fantastic double-disc sets with their great Yo Miles! band (Upriver and Sky Garden) that, unfortunately, went out of print far too quickly. So Smith decided to take all the originals (that is to say, the non-Miles-penned tunes) from those albums and re-release them with some previously unreleased live material. The results are the digital-only Yo Miles: Lightning and Yo Miles: Shinjuku albums. Shinjuku takes four cuts from Sky Garden and augments them with a 25-minute previously unreleased live cut, “Muhammed Ali.”


released September 28, 2010