Started in 1985 by John Miles and Peter Watts, Miles Music is dedicated to capturing the very best of contemporary British Jazz.
The label has 15 titles using most of Britain’s jazz stars: Alan Barnes, the late Mick Pyne, Don Weller, Dave Cliff, Alan Skidmore, Jason Rebello, Guy Barker, Stan Tracey, Dick Morrissey, the late Tubby Hayes and of course Peter King whose CD ‘Tamburello’ won the coveted 1996 BT Jazz CD of the year award. Miles Music twice won the Music Retailers Association award for Jazz, in 1988 for Alan Barnes ‘Affiliation’ and in 1990 for Guy Barker’s ‘Holly J’.
Miles Music does not attempt to inhibit stylistic development, as is shown in the three Peter King albums, and has successfully avoided the pitfalls and lunatic excesses of the avant garde. It is a reflection of creator John Miles’ own musical preferences and gives prominence to the most talented and often neglected British jazzmen playing today.