34 Songs, 2 Hours 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A classically trained jazz musician from Czechoslovakia, Jan Hammer moved to the States in the late '60s to attend the famed Berklee School of Music. He was an original member of the pioneering fusion group Mahavishnu Orchestra and an early adopter of the Mini Moog synthesizer. He recorded with the likes of Elvin Jones, Jeff Beck, and Mick Jagger, releasing 10 solo or group albums that blurred the line between jazz and rock. But it was Hammer's work on the '80s TV series Miami Vice that catapulted him into the mainstream, earned him multiple GRAMMYs® and Emmys, and made him a household name.(He worked on the hit show from 1984 to 1988 before moving on to film work and other ventures.) This exhaustive collection includes the original themes and instrumentals found on both Miami Vice soundtracks, plus tons of new recordings of various background music. Full of heavily layered keyboards, rowdy guitars, and intricate drum programming, this is sure to take you back to the days of white sportcoats with pastel T-shirts, high-speed boat chases off the Florida coast, and explosive-laden shootouts with ruthless Colombian cartels.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A classically trained jazz musician from Czechoslovakia, Jan Hammer moved to the States in the late '60s to attend the famed Berklee School of Music. He was an original member of the pioneering fusion group Mahavishnu Orchestra and an early adopter of the Mini Moog synthesizer. He recorded with the likes of Elvin Jones, Jeff Beck, and Mick Jagger, releasing 10 solo or group albums that blurred the line between jazz and rock. But it was Hammer's work on the '80s TV series Miami Vice that catapulted him into the mainstream, earned him multiple GRAMMYs® and Emmys, and made him a household name.(He worked on the hit show from 1984 to 1988 before moving on to film work and other ventures.) This exhaustive collection includes the original themes and instrumentals found on both Miami Vice soundtracks, plus tons of new recordings of various background music. Full of heavily layered keyboards, rowdy guitars, and intricate drum programming, this is sure to take you back to the days of white sportcoats with pastel T-shirts, high-speed boat chases off the Florida coast, and explosive-laden shootouts with ruthless Colombian cartels.

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