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Album Review

When first seen on TV, Miami Vice was known as much for the music as the stylish action-packed plots. The man behind the music was Jan Hammer, a well-established rock and jazz-fusion player with experience that includes Jeff Beck, John McLaughlin and Jerry Goodman as bandmates and collaboraters. On Escape a very strong style of current instrumental music can be found, with the edge of rock music and the smooth, spacey appeal of some of the more progressive New Age musicians. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Best Album Ever???

Yes! It is! Crockett's Theme gets me hot...

The Good Times

This electronica will take you back to the best of Miami Vice, which in its way encompassed the best of the 80s, from a media perspective. This is from the earlier seasons, before things got dark, Sheena Easton showed up, and it became "The Don Johnson Show, Occasionally Featuring Philip Michael Thomas, During Which We Are All Dressed In Black, Because Sonny, He Is Deep and Brooding." It's excellent music for boating, convertible driving (esp. up the PCH), or just having too many drinks on a sunny day with someone else who came of age during this era. I confess that I can't even tell if it's "good" because it's so infused with nostalgia for me, but I do know that technically Jan Hammer is a highly competent and innovative composer, and his sound set the tone for this era.

Jan Hammer

If you loved Miami Vice, this CD is for you. Most of the songs on the CD are from Season #1. A definite must have for any Vice fan.


Born: April 17, 1948 in Prague, Czech Republic

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

To pop music fans, keyboardist Jan Hammer is best known for his work on the soundtrack of the stylish '80s cop series Miami Vice. But Hammer also achieved considerable success in the jazz fusion world, both on his own and as a charter member of John McLaughlin's legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra. Though jazz purists often decry...
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