Released in 1986 for Warner Bros Records, Tutu is originally planned as a collaboration with pop singer/songwriter Prince, but Davis ultimately worked with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller. Miller wrote and arranged most of the songs. The music is heavily inspired by mid-1980s R&B and funk, colorized with a use of synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines. Confirmation came In 1987, Tutu brought “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance – Grammy Award” to the trumpeter. Enjoy the ride.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, band leader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.