Miles oversees an in-studio rehearsal and records with a young funk group from Chicago that includes his nephew, the drummer Vince Wilburn, Jr. and friends keyboardist Robert Irving, guitarist Randy Hall, and bassist Felton Crew. Wilburn is the only son of his sister Dorothy, whose musical interest Miles guides as the boy reaches maturity. In early 1980, he gives his uncle a tape of his group; inspired Miles brings them to New York City, and with the addition of saxophonist Bill Evans and singer Angela Bofill, they begin recording. The project is called Rubberband; some of their tracks are released on Miles’ 1981 album The Man With The Horn. It also serves as the first steps towards Miles’ long-awaited return.