Album: Miles Davis, Tutu (25th Anniversary Edition) (Warner Jazz)

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In 1986, Tutu seemed proof of its creator's rejuvenation, reflected in Irving Penn's polished-icon pic of a freshly monkey-glanded Miles on the cover.

But what once sounded like the future now sounds 1980s, with perhaps only the great, juddering title track still living up to expectations. This anniversary edition comes complete with a previously unreleased octet set from the Nice Festival. It's not terribly good, although we do get another vulnerable version of "Time After Time".