Label
143/Warner Bros.
Release date
3 Jan 2006
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
42:08

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Tutu 5:13 28,142
2 Tomaas 5:35 13,521
3 Portia 6:18 20,860
4 Splatch 4:43 13,513
5 Backyard Ritual 4:49 11,140
6 Perfect Way 4:34 13,408
7 Don't Lose Your Mind 5:49 10,722
8 Full Nelson 5:07 13,821

About this album

Tutu is an album released in 1986 by trumpeter Miles Davis on Warner Bros. Records.
Originally planned as a collaboration with pop singer/songwriter Prince, Davis ultimately worked with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller. Miller wrote and arranged all the songs, except “Tomaas” (co-written by Davis), “Backyard Ritual” (by keyboardist George Duke), and “Perfect Way” (by pop group Scritti Politti). The music is heavily inspired by mid-1980s R&B and funk, with heavy use of synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines.

Tutu was produced by Tommy LiPuma and Marcus Miller, with the exception of “Backyard Ritual,” which was co-produced by Duke and LiPuma.
The album is named in tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. The track “Full Nelson” refers to South African politician Nelson Mandela.
The cover of this album can be seen in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley, despite being set in the 1950s.

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  • Jagga_Nova

    Great!

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • barrospablito

    Só mesmo sendo muito purista para não gostar desse álbum.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    This album is perfection

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Yeah, I like this. Then again I also like 90125 and Invisible Touch...

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • pUkeCompanero

    @Eldrianne: me too ;-))

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Eldrianne

    I've got that on a vinyl. :D

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • MamaCoCo

    I GREW UP WITH MUSIC LIKE THIS AS A CHILD. MY FATHER IS A AVID JAZZ FANN AND MILES HE STOOD OUT FOR ME. CLASSIC ONE OF A KIND.....HE WAS THE BIRTH OF COOL. CAT DADDY...(SMILE)

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Andreas_Wotte

    The photo of TUTU was made by "Irving Penn". Art direction by Eiko Ishioka and the Design was created by Susan Welt. Indeed, the Cover-photo is very impressiv (to me). But the sound - I love it since 20 Yrs and it didn't stop. Respect

    28 Jul 2008 Reply
  • willjazz1

    does anybody know who made the album cover photo for tutu?

    16 Jul 2008 Reply

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