Miles got his start working
with Phyllis Hyman as instrumentalist while moonlighting for two
years as a member of the Village People (the Policeman). After
sending a tape of his songs to Teddy Pendergrass he was signed
to Teddy's Top Priority Productions
and recorded an album 'Miles',which was later released by Island
Records in 1987.
Miles returned the favour
by writing and producing 'Good To You'
and 'I'm Ready' for his album
'Joy' before signing directly
In the 80s, Miles Jaye was
the toast of the town with the now classic track 'I've
been a fool for you' and released 2 albums in the 80s
Miles (Island 1987), Irresistible
(Island 1989) from which 'I've been a
fool for you' was taken from and in the early 90s Strong
(Island 1991) but was not heard from for the next 8 years.
In 1998 he resurfaced with
a new label label (Black Tree) and a new album Odyssey.
3 more albums soon followed in the year 2000 (Divine
Ascension , Romantic Storm
and Christmas without You)
which brings me to his latest set 'Humanity'
From the offset you knew
that you are in for a treat with the uprising title track making
a statement for all who cares about humanity. The beginning of
the song takes off like a layered jet that soars at take off and
lands on strong guitar licks as Miles tells us it's 'not too late'.
'No More Mr. Nice Guy' shines
on it's own merit as one of the gems on the disc as it tells the
tale of the chase e of a beautiful woman. Sweet
Honey, Sweet Cream
is simply about doing the dirty deed.
Me' and 'Love Affair'
offer a mid tempo groove leaning towards ballad territory but
'Objective' crosses that path
with Miles delivering a somber performance and 'Message',
This one doesn't disappoint
and I'm sure you'll agree with that once you've got your own copy
and get a gander. A TY-D
Listen to Miles