"Yusuf Gandhi, who heads Times Square Records, and I have had conversations about doing this for the past several years.
had the connection to India and an understanding of Indian classical music along with an appreciation for jazz and also fusion music.
So we had some mutual interests there.
At some point we were talking about potential projects and I was just in the process of doing the On The Corner boxed set.
Of course, Miles incorporated
tabla and sitar on those sessions from 1972, so I suggested revisiting Miles' Indian influenced music using some of those guys from On The Corner along with some Indian classical musicians and calling it Miles...From India.
said, 'Perfect,' and that was it."
, "Jazz musicians have always listened to Indian music and Indian musicians know jazz.