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Miles Davis

Photo of Davis in 1955 taken by Tom Palumbo
Background information
Birth name Miles Dewey Davis III
Born May 26, 1926(1926-05-26)
Alton, Illinois, United States
Died September 28, 1991 (aged 65)
Santa Monica, California,
United States
Genres Jazz, hard bop, bebop, cool jazz, modal, third stream, fusion, jazz-funk, contemporary jazz
Occupations Bandleader, composer, trumpeter, artist
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, organ
Years active 1944–1975, 1980–1991
Associated acts Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis Quintet, Gil Evans
Website www.milesdavis.com
.Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.^ Miles Dewey Davis III history / edit Artist .
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^ Miles Davis was actually born on May 26, 1926, in Alton, Illinois.
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^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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.Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.^ Miles Davis Jazz Moods: Cool Detalles del álbum .
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^ He's one of the most respected musicians in the world.
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^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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.Many well-known musicians rose to prominence as members of Davis's ensembles, including saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett; guitarists John McLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, and Dave Holland; and drummers Tony Williams, Billy Cobham and Jack DeJohnette.^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ss) Joe Zawinul (org) Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock (el-p) John McLaughlin (el-g) Dave Holland (b) Joe Chambers (d) Columbia Studio B, NYC, February 20, 1969 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Chick Corea (el-p) Dave Holland (b) Tony Williams (d) Columbia Studios, NYC, September 24, 1968 .
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^ This was his 2nd album with the Quintet comprising of Wayne Shorter on Tenor Saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on Bass and Tony Williams on drums.
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.On October 7, 2008, his album Kind of Blue, released in 1959, received its fourth platinum certification from the RIAA, signifying sales of 4 million copies.^ On October 7, 2008, his album Kind of Blue, released in 1959, received its fourth platinum certification from the RIAA, signifying sales of 4 millio...
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^ Kind of Blue 1959 .
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^ Kind of Blue March 2, 1959 Columbia .
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[1] Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.[1] Davis was noted as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz".[2]
On November 5, 2009, Rep. .John Conyers of Michigan sponsored a measure in the US House of Representatives to recognize and commemorate the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary.^ Kind of Blue (50th Anniversary Collector's Edition) .
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^ Best known for his seminal modern jazz album "Kind Of Blue" (1959), the highest selling jazz album of all time with five million copies sold.
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^ 'Kind of Blue' - my all-time favourite album.
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The measure also affirms jazz as a national treasure and "encourages the United States government to preserve and advance the art form of jazz music."[3] It passed, unanimously, with a vote of 409–0 on December 15, 2009.[4]

Contents

Biography

Early life (1926–44)

.Miles Davis was born on May 26, 1926, to a relatively affluent family in Alton, Illinois.^ Miles Davis was actually born on May 26, 1926, in Alton, Illinois.
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^ May 1926, Alton, Illinois/USA died: 28.
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^ Mai 1926, Alton, Illinois/USA gestorben: 28.
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His father, Dr. Miles Henry Davis, was a dentist. In 1927 the family moved to East St. Louis, Illinois. .They also owned a substantial ranch in northern Arkansas, where Davis learned to ride horses as a boy.^ I’d suggest they send a staff person to Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson to learn from those who do have it right.
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.Davis's mother, Cleota Mae (Henry) Davis, wanted her son to learn the piano; she was a capable blues pianist but kept this fact hidden from her son.^ Davis was the son of a dental surgeon, Dr. Miles Dewey Davis, Jr., and a music teacher, Cleota Mae (Henry) Davis, and thus grew up in the black middle class of east St. Louis after the family moved there shortly after his birth.

.His musical studies began at 13, when his father gave him a trumpet and arranged lessons with local musician Elwood Buchanan.^ He became interested in music during his childhood and by the age of 12 began taking trumpet lessons.

^ You had your own radio program in your home city as a preteen and then at 13 you began drumming and singing in local dance bands.
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.Davis later suggested that his father's instrument choice was made largely to irk his wife, who disliked the trumpet's sound.^ At the end of the 1960s, Davis became influential in a third new stylistic movement in jazz, when he fused elements of jazz and rock, used electric, later electronic instruments, again concentrating on this early obsession of his: sound.
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^ I’d suggest they send a staff person to Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson to learn from those who do have it right.
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.Against the fashion of the time, Buchanan stressed the importance of playing without vibrato; he was reported to have slapped Davis's knuckles every time he started using heavy vibrato.^ In 1948 Miles Davis started to make his own ensembles, at that time he met Gil Evans , The Miles Davis Nonet was born.
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^ The timelessness of their sources, coupled with heavy use of atmospheric synth sounds and lots of reverb, generates an overwhelming sense of scale in both space and time.
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^ The rest rooms and showers were sparkling clean every time we used them.
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[5] .Davis would carry his clear signature tone throughout his career.^ Against the fashion of the time, Buchanan stressed the importance of playing without vibrato , and Davis would carry his clear signature tone throughout his career.
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.He once remarked on its importance to him, saying, "I prefer a round sound with no attitude in it, like a round voice with not too much tremolo and not too much bass.^ Davis once remarked on the importance of this signature sound, saying, "I prefer a round sound with no attitude in it, like a round voice with not too much tremolo and not too much Baseline bass.
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^ There are some neat bass lines and electric piano pieces and such, but no electric guitar :7( and I swear it just sounds like no member of the band is listening to anybody else.

^ In this last club I played, this newspaper reporter kept after me when I told him I didn't have no more to say.
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.Just right in the middle.^ Just right in the middle.
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.If I can’t get that sound I can’t play anything."^ If I can’t get that sound I can’t play anything."
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[6] .Clark Terry was another important early influence.^ Clark Terry was another important early influence and friend of Davis'.
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^ A Portrait of Joe Zawinul, London 2001 [book: Sanctuary Publishing], passim (F) Clark Terry: Foreword, in: Gerald Early (ed.
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.By age 16, Davis was a member of the music society and playing professionally when not at school.^ By the age of 16, Davis was a member of the music society and working professionally when not at school.
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^ While still in high school, he started to get jobs playing in local bars and at 16 was playing gigs out of town on weekends.

^ One doesn't need to be a professional - you can go and play some with the guys and it's OK. Percussion started the music, in the beginning.
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.At 17, he spent a year playing in Eddie Randle's band, the Blue Devils.^ At 17, he spent a year playing in bandleader Eddie Randle's "Blue Devils".
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^ At 17, he joined Eddie Randle's Blue Devils, a territory band based in St. Louis.

^ Gary Barton was only 16 or 17 years old and he was playing free form jazz.
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.During this time, Sonny Stitt tried to persuade him to join the Tiny Bradshaw band, then passing through town, but Davis's mother insisted that he finish his final year of high school.^ During this time, Sonny Stitt tried to persuade him to join the Tiny Bradshaw band then passing through town, but Davis' mother insisted that he finish his final year of high school.
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^ Miles Davis took an all-inclusive, constantly restless approach to jazz that had begun to fall out of favor by the time of his death, even as it earned him controversy during his lifetime.

^ While still in high school, he started to get jobs playing in local bars and at 16 was playing gigs out of town on weekends.

In 1944, the Billy Eckstine band visited East St. Louis. .Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker were members of the band, and Davis was brought in on third trumpet for a couple of weeks because the regular player, Buddy Anderson, was out sick.^ An early disciple of Charlie Parker, Davis created an austere, understated approach that became the model for cool.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d) Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948 .
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^ If you mean do I have Miles Davis's corpse in my living room with a trumpet sticking out of its ass, then yes, I have proof.

.Even after this experience, once Eckstine's band left town, Davis's parents were still keen for him to continue formal academic studies.^ Playing flügelhorn, Davis fronted a big band on music that extended the Birth of the Cool concept and even had classical overtones.

New York and the bebop years (1944–48)

.In the fall of 1944, following graduation from high school, Davis moved to New York City to study at the Juilliard School of Music.^ He enjoyed a personal apotheosis in 1944, just after graduating from high school, when he saw and was allowed to sit in with Billy Eckstine's big band, who was playing in St. Louis.

^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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^ In high school, I was the best in the music class on the trumpet.
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.Upon arriving in New York, he spent most of his first weeks in town trying to get in contact with Charlie Parker, despite being advised against doing so by several people he met during his quest, including saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.^ Miles got his first big start playing trumpet with Charlie Parker in the 40s, eventually going on to lead his own groups for nearly 40 years.
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^ Went to NYC to study at the academic school for musicians, where he met Charlie Parker .
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^ In recognizing the moment, instead of reliving the past or anticipating the future, we can begin to witness our being carrying out what it is we are doing in a new light.
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[5]
.Finally locating his idol, Davis became one of the cadre of musicians who held nightly jam sessions at two of Harlem's nightclubs, Minton's Playhouse and Monroe's.^ He was discovered by Milt Jackson while playing in a jam session at the musicians’ local.
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^ So read on to see what a guy who doesn't know or care much at all about jazz has to say about one of the most famous jazz musicians of all time!

^ Originally thought to be a series of long jams locked into grooves around one or two keyboard, bass, or guitar figures, Bitches Brew is anything but.
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The group included many of the future leaders of the bebop revolution: young players such as Fats Navarro, Freddie Webster, and J. J. Johnson. .Established musicians including Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke were also regular participants.^ Miles Davis (tp) Milt Jackson (vib) Thelonious Monk (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 24, 1954 .
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Davis dropped out of Juilliard, after asking permission from his father. .In his autobiography, Davis criticized the Juilliard classes for centering too much on the classical European and "white" repertoire.^ We’re a short stroll from the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Mall, the White House and so much more.
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.However, he also acknowledged that Juilliard helped give him a grounding in music theory that would prove valuable in later years.^ I came across this album by Miles in my early days of listening to his music and thought I would give this album a go.
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^ I said if a cat could play like Lee, I would hire him, I didn't give a damn if he was green and had red breath.
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^ Also, Airto was a professor for three years at the Ethnomusicology department of UCLA and broke new ground in musical concepts and creative energy.
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.Davis began playing professionally, performing in several 52nd Street clubs with Coleman Hawkins and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis.^ Miles was performing with Sonny Lockjaw Davis.
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^ His performances and recordings became more haphazard, but in January 1951 he began a long series of recordings for the Prestige label that became his main recording outlet for the next several years.

^ Back in the sextet, Davis began to experiment with modal playing, basing his improvisations on scales rather than chord changes.

.In 1945, he entered a recording studio for the first time, as a member of Herbie Fields's group.^ A great part of the studio tracks recorded during these years were only released in the second half of the 70's and first half of the 80's on various compilations.
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^ On this album world could have witnessed for the first time the high qualities of Cynic members, Paul Masvidal (guitar) and Sean Reinert (drums).
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^ Their first, and only, record covers a very wide musical field.
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.This was the first of many recordings to which Davis contributed in this period, mostly as a sideman.^ I like Bitches brew but mostly I find Miles Davis records, including this one, OK but a bit boring.

^ In 1985 Davis contributed to the antiapartheid Sun City recording, and the next year he and his band appeared at the televised Amnesty International Concert at Giants Stadium.
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^ If you've gone this far wondering why I own so many Miles Davis records, it's because this is the first one that I ever heard.

.He finally got the chance to record as a leader in 1946, with an occasional group called the Miles Davis Sextet plus Earl Coleman and Ann Hathaway—one of the rare occasions when Davis, by then a member of the groundbreaking Charlie Parker Quintet, can be heard accompanying singers.^ (Prestige 915) Miles Davis Quintet .
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^ (Prestige 893) Miles Davis Quintet .
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^ (Prestige 884) Miles Davis Sextet .
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[7] In these early years, recording sessions where Davis was the leader were the exception rather than the rule; his next date as leader would not come until 1947.
.Around 1945, Dizzy Gillespie parted ways with Parker, and Davis was hired as Gillespie's replacement in his quintet, which also featured Max Roach on drums, Al Haig (replaced later by Sir Charles Thompson and Duke Jordan) on piano, and Curley Russell (later replaced by Tommy Potter and Leonard Gaskin) on bass.^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d) WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947 .
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^ The Lighthouse was a jazz bar in Hermosa Beach south of Los Angeles and had a regular in house band comprisng Rolf Ericson-Trumpet, Bud Skank-Alto Saxophone, Bob Cooper-Tenor Saxophone, Lorraine Geller-Piano, Howard Rumsey-Bass and Max Roach on Drums who had just replaced Shelly Manne.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d): same personnel WOR Studios, NYC, November 4, 1947 .
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.With Parker's quintet, Davis went into the studio several times, already showing hints of the style for which he would become known.^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d) Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948 .
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^ In the 1950s Davis recorded with smaller bands, a quintet or sextet most of the time in which he developed a lyrical, yet highly intensive and emotional style of improvisation.
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.On an oft-quoted take of Parker's signature song, "Now's the Time", Davis takes a melodic solo, whose unbop-like quality anticipates the "cool jazz" period that would follow.^ Stupid old Miles Davis, making music whose qualities aren't readily apparent to me within 10 minutes of putting the CD in.

^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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^ Excellent progressive "tricks" like a song which ends with the same phrase being repeated over and over, but dropping one beat from the end each time through so that the time signature changes with each iteration.
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The Parker quintet also toured widely. .During a stop in Los Angeles, Parker had a nervous breakdown that landed him in the Camarillo State Mental Hospital for several months, and Davis found himself stranded.^ Davis, born in 1926, came to promincence during the bebop era when he was featured on several Charlie Parker records.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Buster Williams (b) Tony Williams (d) Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 1967 .
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^ (F/O) Tom Reed: Miles Davis, in: Tom Reed: The Black Music History of Los Angeles.
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.He roomed and collaborated for some time with bassist Charles Mingus, before getting a job on Billy Eckstine's California tour, which eventually brought him back to New York.^ His superb albums in the 1950s made him a star, and in the following decade, he brought small-group jazz to the limit before he unapologetically (and, for some, unforgivably) took on jazz-rock.
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^ I went back to New York and was hired by Miriam Makeba to be a backup singer and help the girls learn to pronounce the lyrics correctly.
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^ It wasn't just him ignoring me I was thinking about, but in two or three years, Gregory, my oldest boy, may be doing some Army time.
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[8] .In 1948, Parker returned to New York, and Davis rejoined his group.^ The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991, New York 2001 [book: Billboard Books], p.
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^ Beryl Booker Quintet with Miles Davis, Birdland, New York City - 26 April 1952 .
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^ In New York, she and Airto became central to the period of musical expression and creativity which produced the first commercially successful electric jazz groups of the 70s.
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The relationships within the quintet, however, were growing tense. .Parker's erratic behavior (attributable to his well-known drug addiction) and artistic choices (both Davis and Roach objected to having Duke Jordan as a pianist[5] and would have preferred Bud Powell) became sources of friction.^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d) Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d): same personnel WOR Studios, NYC, November 4, 1947 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Walter Bishop Jr. Teddy Kotick (b) Max Roach (d) NYC, January 17, 1951 .
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.In December 1948, disputes over money (Davis claims he was not being paid) began to strain their relationship even further.^ What Miles wanted from the music industry – and record buyers – was even more serious money that he merited for being so singular, in: Jazz Times, 36/6 (Aug.2006), p.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d) "Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948 .
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.Davis finally left the group following a confrontation with Parker at the Royal Roost.^ Spiritchaser was not intended as a final album, but sessions in 1998 ended rather suddenly after Lisa Gerrard quit the group following a fight with her backing musicians.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d): same personnel "Royal Roost", NYC, December 18, 1948 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d) "Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948 .
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.For Davis, his departure from Parker's group marked the beginning of a period in which he worked mainly as a freelancer and as a sideman in some of the most important combos on the New York jazz scene.^ Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music including cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion.
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^ Jump to: navigation , search Miles Davis Miles Davis is now arguably one of the greatest and most important jazz musicians of all time.
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^ Writings on Jazz, New York 2006 [book: Basic Civitas Books], p.
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Birth of the Cool (1948–49)

.In 1948 Davis grew close to the Canadian composer and arranger Gil Evans.^ Jazz and the Making of the Sixties, Cambridge 2003 [book: Harvard University Press], passim (F) Steve Lajoie: Gil Evans & Miles Davis 1957-1962.
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^ Gil Evans und Miles Davis: Luxuriöse Erinnerungen an zwei Seelenverwandte, in: Die Zeit, 8.Nov.1996, p.
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^ This is one of four LPs that Miley did with arranger Gil Evans and a 19-piece orchestra.

.Evans's house had become the meeting place for several young musicians and composers (including Davis, Roach, pianist John Lewis, and baritone sax player Gerry Mulligan) unhappy with the increasingly virtuoso instrumentalism that dominated the bebop scene of the time.^ Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music including cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion.
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^ Many well-known jazz musicians made their names as members of Davis's ensembles, including John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Cannonball Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Tony Williams, George Coleman, J. J. Johnson, Keith Jarrett, John Scofield and Kenny Garrett.
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^ In the late 1940s he worked with musicians such as Gil Evans, John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan with whom he formed the Miles Davis Nonet, a short-lived ensemble whose dense modern sound ideal influenced musicians all over America (their recordings have not without reason become known as "The Birth of the Cool").
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.Evans had been the arranger for the Claude Thornhill orchestra, and it was the sound of this group, as well as Duke Ellington's example, that suggested the creation of an unusual line-up: a nonet including a French horn and a tuba (this accounts for the "tuba band" moniker that was to be associated with the combo).^ In addition to himself, it featured an alto saxophone, a baritone saxophone, a trombone, a French horn, and a tuba.

^ The Lost Trident Sessions You can look into the later work of the second incarnation of the group, as well as the others, but nothing will compare to the work of the first line-up.

^ Sounds like he should quit the band and make his own group like Mahavishnu Orchestra.

.Davis took an active role in the project,[9] so much so that it soon became "his project". The objective was to achieve a sound similar to the human voice, through carefully arranged compositions and by emphasizing a relaxed, melodic approach to the improvisations.^ As one might expect, given Davis' background in jazz, improvisation plays a major role in this music, but the compositions on both Episteme albums are stunningly rich, complex, dissonant, dense and polyrythmic.
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^ (F/I) Randall G. Reyman: An Analysis of Melodic Improvisational Practices of Miles Davis, in: Jazz Research Papers, 7 (1987), p.
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.The nonet debuted in the summer of 1948, with a two-week engagement at the Royal Roost.^ Chasin' the Bird (Live at the Royal Roost, New York, 4th & 18th September 1948) .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d) "Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948 .
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^ At The Royal Roost 1948 - At Birdland, 1950, 1951, 1953 .
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.The sign announcing the performance gave a surprising prominence to the role of the arrangers: "Miles Davis Nonet.^ Miles was performing with Sonny Lockjaw Davis.
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^ Isn't it interesting that most of the things I enjoy about certain Miles Davis performances have nothing to do with the performance of Miles Davis?

^ And Miles Davis at the helm, wrongly believing that a performer's first responsibility is to himself and not to critics.

.Arrangements by Gil Evans, John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan". It was, in fact, so unusual that Davis had to persuade the Roost's manager, Ralph Watkins, to allow the sign to be worded in this way; he prevailed only with the help of Monte Kay, the club's artistic director.^ In the late 1940s he worked with musicians such as Gil Evans, John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan with whom he formed the Miles Davis Nonet, a short-lived ensemble whose dense modern sound ideal influenced musicians all over America (their recordings have not without reason become known as "The Birth of the Cool").
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Mike Zwerin (tb) Junior Collins (frh) John Barber (tu) Lee Konitz (as) Gerry Mulligan (bars) John Lewis (p) Al McKibbon (b) Max Roach (d) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vo -6) Gil Evans (arr, cond) "Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d) Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948 .
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.The nonet was active until the end of 1949, along the way undergoing several changes in personnel: Roach and Davis were constantly featured, along with Mulligan, tuba player Bill Barber, and alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, who had been preferred to Sonny Stitt (whose playing was considered too bop-oriented).^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Kai Winding (tb) Junior Collins (frh) Bill Barber (tu) Lee Konitz (as) Gerry Mulligan (bars, arr) Al Haig (p) Joe Schulman (b) Max Roach (d) John Lewis (arr) NYC, January 21, 1949 .
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^ I saw Miles Davis for the first time along with Gary Barton and several of the young, up-and-coming musicians.
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.Over the months, John Lewis alternated with Al Haig on piano, Mike Zwerin with Kai Winding on trombone (Johnson was touring at the time), Junior Collins with Sandy Siegelstein and Gunther Schuller on French horn, and Al McKibbon with Joe Shulman on bass.^ The band's relaxed sound, however, affected the musicians who played it, among them Kai Winding, Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, J.J. Johnson, and Kenny Clarke, and it had a profound influence on the development of the cool jazz style on the West Coast.

^ In addition to himself, it featured an alto saxophone, a baritone saxophone, a trombone, a French horn, and a tuba.

^ Miles Davis (tp) Mike Zwerin (tb) Junior Collins (frh) John Barber (tu) Lee Konitz (as) Gerry Mulligan (bars) John Lewis (p) Al McKibbon (b) Max Roach (d) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vo -6) Gil Evans (arr, cond) "Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948 .
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.Singer Kenny Hagood was added for one track during the recording sessions.^ A great part of the studio tracks recorded during these years were only released in the second half of the 70's and first half of the 80's on various compilations.
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.The presence of white musicians in the group angered some African American jazz players, many of whom were unemployed at the time, but Davis rebuffed their criticisms.^ Miles Davis Miles Davis  was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader and compo...
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^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music including cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion.
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[10]
.A contract with Capitol Records granted the nonet several recording sessions between January 1949 and April 1950. The material they recorded was released in 1954 on an album whose title, Birth of the Cool, gave its name to the "cool jazz" movement that developed at the same time and partly shared the musical direction begun by Davis's group.^ In the late 1940s he worked with musicians such as Gil Evans, John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan with whom he formed the Miles Davis Nonet, a short-lived ensemble whose dense modern sound ideal influenced musicians all over America (their recordings have not without reason become known as "The Birth of the Cool").
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^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ He played on various early bebop records, recorded one of the first cool jazz records, developped modal jazz, and was a pioneer in jazz rock .
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.For his part, Davis was fully aware of the importance of the project, which he pursued to the point of turning down a job with Duke Ellington's orchestra.^ The Duke Columbia CL 1041 * Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (Columbia CL 1041, CS 8633, PC 8633) * Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (stereo) (Columbia/Legacy CK 40784) Gil Evans Orchestra .
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[5]
The importance of the nonet experience would become clear to critics and the larger public only in later years, but, at least commercially, the nonet was not a success. .The liner notes of the first recordings of the Davis Quintet for Columbia Records call it one of the most spectacular failures of the jazz club scene.^ Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music including cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion.
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^ He played on various early bebop records, recorded one of the first cool jazz records, developped modal jazz, and was a pioneer in jazz rock .
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^ Basin Street Blues Columbia CL 2051 * Miles Davis - Seven Steps To Heaven (Columbia CL 2051, CS 8851, PC 8851) = Miles Davis - The Complete 1963-64 Columbia Recordings (Mosaic MQ10-226) * Miles Davis - Directions (Columbia KC2 36472) Miles Davis Quintet .
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.This was bitterly noted by Davis, who claimed the invention of the cool style and resented the success that was later enjoyed—in large part because of the media's attention—by white "cool jazz" musicians (Mulligan and Dave Brubeck in particular).^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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^ The band's relaxed sound, however, affected the musicians who played it, among them Kai Winding, Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, J.J. Johnson, and Kenny Clarke, and it had a profound influence on the development of the cool jazz style on the West Coast.

^ Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music including cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion.
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.This experience also marked the beginning of the lifelong friendship between Davis and Gil Evans, an alliance that would bear important results in the years to follow.^ Springville (stereo version) Columbia/Legacy CK 40784 * Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (Columbia CL 1041, CS 8633, PC 8633) * Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (stereo) (Columbia/Legacy CK 40784) Gil Evans Orchestra .
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^ Jazz and the Making of the Sixties, Cambridge 2003 [book: Harvard University Press], passim (F) Steve Lajoie: Gil Evans & Miles Davis 1957-1962.
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^ When the quintet broke up in 1957, Miles spent time collaborating again with arranger Gil Evans resulting in great albums like Miles Ahead and Porgy and Bess .
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Hard bop and the "Blue Period" (1950–54)

.The first half of the 1950s was, for Davis, a period of great personal difficulty.^ A great part of the studio tracks recorded during these years were only released in the second half of the 70's and first half of the 80's on various compilations.
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.At the end of 1949, he went on tour in Paris with a group including Tadd Dameron, Kenny Clarke (who remained in Europe after the tour), and James Moody.^ Davis, meanwhile, had moved on to co-leading a band with pianist Tadd Dameron in 1949, and the group took him out of the country for an appearance at the Paris Jazz Festival in May.

^ Lady Bird - * The Miles Davis/Tadd Dameron Quintet In Paris Festival International De Jazz, May, 1949 (Columbia JC 34804) Tadd Dameron Quintet .
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^ F) 1978: Chuck Berg: Miles Davis/Tadd Dameron - The Paris Festival International, in: Down Beat, 45/9 (1978), p.
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.Davis was fascinated by Paris and its cultural environment, where black jazz musicians, and African Americans in general, often felt better respected than they did in their homeland.^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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^ That's what I hate so about critics -- how they are always comparing artists...always writing that one's better than another one.
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^ The vocals may not be to the liking of some as there is a lot of them and they are more whispered/screamed than sung, in general.
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While in Paris, Davis began a relationship with French actress and singer Juliette Greco.
.Many of his new and old friends (Davis, in his autobiography, mentions Clarke) tried to persuade him to stay in France, but Davis decided to return to New York.^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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^ I stayed in New York and continued hanging out at the clubs.
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^ NN: Miles Davis Injured in New York Shooting, in: Melody Maker, 18.Oct.1969, p.
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Back in the States, he began to feel deeply depressed. The depression was due in part to his separation from Greco, in part to his feeling underappreciated by the critics (who were hailing Davis's former collaborators as leaders of the cool jazz movement), and in part to the unraveling of his liaison with a former St. Louis schoolmate who was living with him in New York and with whom he had two children.
.These are the factors to which Davis traces a heroin habit that deeply affected him for the next four years.^ But Hancock, along with pianist Joe Zawinul and guitarist John McLaughlin, participated on Davis' next album, In a Silent Way (1969), which returned the trumpeter to the pop charts for the first time in four years and earned him another small-group jazz performance Grammy nomination.

.Though Davis denies it in his autobiography, it is also likely that the environment in which he was living played a role.^ It sounds like it might be a live performance in an acoustically "live" concert hall, or perhaps recorded "live in the studio", though I have no idea what the actual recording arrangements were.
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.Most of Davis's associates at the time, some of them perhaps in imitation of Charlie Parker, had drug addictions of their own (among them, sax players Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon, trumpeters Fats Navarro and Freddie Webster, and drummer Art Blakey).^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ An early disciple of Charlie Parker, Davis created an austere, understated approach that became the model for cool.
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^ AM ET Great jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard dies at 70 By John Rogers, Associated Press Freddie Hubbard, the Grammy-winning jazz musician whose blazing virtuosity influenced a generation of trumpet players and who collaborated with such greats as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, died Monday, a month after suffering a heart attack.
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.For the next four years, Davis supported his habit partly with his music and partly by living the life of a hustler.^ Her music has interwoven the life fabric of anyone with a passing interest in Latin and American jazz music for over 25 years.
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^ The Music and the Players, New York 1995 [book] John Ephland: Miles Davis Live at the Plugged Nickel, 1965, in: Down Beat, 62/5 (Mar.1995), p.
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^ Four - * Rene Urtreger En Concerts (Carlyne Music (F) CAR 006) Miles Davis All Stars .
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[11] By 1953, his drug addiction was beginning to impair his ability to perform. Heroin had killed some of his friends (Navarro and Freddie Webster). .He himself had been arrested for drug possession while on tour in Los Angeles, and his drug habit had been made public in a devastating interview that Cab Calloway gave to Down Beat.^ (F) NN: Japanese Wreck Tour by Miles Davis Group, in: Down Beat, 36/4 (20.Feb.1969), p.
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^ (I; reprint, from 1962) John Tynan: Miles Davis/Oscar Brown Jr., Music Box Theater, Los Angeles, in: Down Beat, 29/21 (1962), p.
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^ (F; Reprint: liner notes, 1969) NN: Japanese Wreck Tour By Miles Davis Group, in: Down Beat, 36/4 (1969), p.
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[12]
Realizing his precarious condition, Davis tried several times to end his drug addiction, finally succeeding in 1954 after returning to his father's home in St. Louis for several months and literally locking himself in a room until he had gone through a painful withdrawal. .During this period he avoided New York and played mostly in Detroit and other midwestern towns, where drugs were then harder to come by.^ In New York, she and Airto became central to the period of musical expression and creativity which produced the first commercially successful electric jazz groups of the 70s.
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^ Miles Davis new group plays in New York, in: Down Beat, 39/18 (9.Nov.1972), p.
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^ I started playing in LA with some Brazilian bands and then Flora was invited to go New York to sing with Miriam Makeba.
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.Despite all the personal turmoil, the 1950–54 period was actually quite fruitful for Davis artistically.^ Possessing a powerful personality, inspiring but enigmatic, Miles Davis cut a striking figure on stange and, by all accounts, could be downright intimidating in person.
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^ It seems impossible that all this frenzy could actually be scored predictably enough to allow one person to perform this as overdubs.
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^ Actually I'm quite surprised that Mark didn't mention this guitar playing, because that's what he's been missing all the way in these Miles Davis reviews.

He made quite a number of recordings and had several collaborations with other important musicians. He got to know the music of Chicago pianist Ahmad Jamal, whose elegant approach and use of space influenced him deeply. He also definitively severed his stylistic ties with bebop.[13]
.In 1951, Davis met Bob Weinstock, the owner of Prestige Records, and signed a contract with the label.^ The next day I got a call from Fantasy Records and they invited me to sign a contract with them.
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^ Chronicles - The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951-1956 (8 CD box set) .
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^ The Complete Prestige Recordings, 1951-1956, in: Down Beat, 55/7 (Jul.1988), p.
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.Between 1951 and 1954, he released many records on Prestige, with several different combos.^ Chronicles - The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951-1956 (8 CD box set) .
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^ As for this album specifically, it was recorded in a couple different sessions in 1968 but not released until nearly a decade later.

^ Chronicle: The Prestige Recordings 1951-1956 (8xCD) .
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.While the personnel of the recordings varied, the lineup often featured Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey.^ The Complete Prestige Recordings Sonny Rollins .
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.Davis was particularly fond of Rollins and tried several times, in the years that preceded his meeting with John Coltrane, to recruit him for a regular group.^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ I saw Miles Davis for the first time along with Gary Barton and several of the young, up-and-coming musicians.
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^ How did John Coltrane and Miles Davis get on?
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.He never succeeded, however, mostly because Rollins was prone to make himself unavailable for months at a time.^ Both times we were told NOT to make a reservation "because there were plenty of sites."
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.In spite of the casual occasions that generated these recordings, their quality is almost always quite high, and they document the evolution of Davis's style and sound.^ It is still a high-quality recording, however.
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^ In the 1950s Davis recorded with smaller bands, a quintet or sextet most of the time in which he developed a lyrical, yet highly intensive and emotional style of improvisation.
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^ All of this doesn't quite explain why seasoned jazz fans return to this record even after they've memorized every nuance.
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.During this time he began using the Harmon mute, held close to the microphone, in a way that grew to be his signature, and his phrasing, especially in ballads, became spacious, melodic, and relaxed.^ Excellent progressive "tricks" like a song which ends with the same phrase being repeated over and over, but dropping one beat from the end each time through so that the time signature changes with each iteration.
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^ He became interested in music during his childhood and by the age of 12 began taking trumpet lessons.

.This sound was to become so characteristic that the use of the Harmon mute by any jazz trumpet player since immediately conjures up Miles Davis.^ Miles Davis (I grandi del Jazz, 9) .
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^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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.The most important Prestige recordings of this period (Dig, Blue Haze, Bags' Groove, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants, and Walkin') originated mostly from recording sessions in 1951 and 1954, after Davis's recovery from his addiction.^ Bags Groove June 29, 1954 Prestige .
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^ (Prestige 915) Miles Davis Quintet .
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^ The Miles Davis discography continues to endure as the most potent legacy in modern jazz.
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.Also of importance are his five Blue Note recordings, collected in the Miles Davis, Volume 1 album.^ Blue Note BLP 5013, BLP 1501 * Miles Davis, Vol.
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^ MILES DAVIS discography of albums and videos .
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^ Kind of Blue is Miles Davis' masterpiece.

.With these recordings, Davis assumed a central position in what is known as hard bop.^ Davis, having already spearheaded two changes in jazz -- with cool jazz and hard bop -- was beginning to move in another direction here that wouldn't be defined for another two years.
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^ A further example of "hard bop," this record is yet another batch of Quintet performances from the October 1956 sessions that created Suckin', Blowin' and Jerkin' Off .

^ He was influenctial in using modal scales as basis for improvisations, and his recordings characterized some of the more sophisticated the hard bop / modal jazz of that period.
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.In contrast with bebop, hard bop used slower tempos and a less radical approach to harmony and melody, often adopting popular tunes and standards from the American songbook as starting points for improvisation.^ He was influenctial in using modal scales as basis for improvisations, and his recordings characterized some of the more sophisticated the hard bop / modal jazz of that period.
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^ Miles Davis is often the starting point for most people getting into jazz, which hopefully will lead them into further exploration of the genre."
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^ The tunes come largely from the bebop book -- "Salt Peanuts," "Woody 'N You," "Walkin'," -- and showcases Coltrane and Jones blowing hard and physical.
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.Hard bop also distanced itself from cool jazz by virtue of a harder beat and by its constant reference to the blues, both in its traditional form and in the form made popular by rhythm and blues.^ Back to the top 'Round About Midnight (Sony Japan 2005) Review by Thom Jurek, All Music Guide Released: 1956 Label: Sony Music Distribution Rating: Genre: Jazz Styles: Jazz Blues Hard Bop Jazz Instrument Bop Cool Trumpet Jazz Given that 'Round About Midnight was Miles Davis' debut Columbia recording, it was both a beginning and an ending.
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^ Everyone on the album is a master, EVERYONE. I like it pretty well, although i'm not as big of a fan of cool jazz as i am more up-tempo bop kind of stuff.

^ Back to the top 'Round About Midnight (Sony Japan 2001) Review by Thom Jurek, All Music Guide Released: 1956 Label: Sony Music Distribution Rating: Genre: Jazz Styles: Jazz Blues Hard Bop Jazz Instrument Bop Cool Trumpet Jazz Given that 'Round About Midnight was Miles Davis' debut Columbia recording, it was both a beginning and an ending.
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[14] .A few critics[15] go as far as to call Walkin' the album that created hard bop, but the point is debatable, given the number of musicians who were working along similar lines at the same time (and of course many of them recorded or played with Davis).^ An excellent album, well recorded and played.
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^ Miles Davis was one of the musicians who introduced the 'Hard Bop' in the mid 1950's.
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^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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Also in this period Davis gained a reputation for being distant, cold, and withdrawn and for having a quick temper. .Among the several factors that contributed to this reputation were his contempt for the critics and specialized press and some well-publicized confrontations with the public and with fellow musicians.^ The musicians toot and blow, but they'd might as well be doing it to some sweet cocaine for all the aural excitement they're generating.

^ I can only say his unpretentious viewpoint of his accomplishments precedes his reputation as a musician - quite impressive for someone who has contributed some of music's greatest rhythms.
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^ It's unhealthy to worship a musician and you level some fair criticism against jazz as a music.

.(One occasion, in which he had a near fight with Thelonious Monk during the recording of Bags' Groove, received wide exposure in the specialized press.^ Miles Davis Bags' Groove 2001 Prestige Records   Album details .
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^ Miles Davis Bags' Groove 2001 Prestige Records   Albumdetails .
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)[16]
.The "nocturnal" quality of Davis's playing and his somber reputation, along with his whispering voice,[17] earned him the lasting moniker of "prince of darkness", adding a patina of mystery to his public persona.^ Save for his last period where the releases really do drop in quality and sheer volume and it seems Miles just showed up to play what they told him to.
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[18]

First great quintet and sextet (1955–58)

.Back in New York and in better health, in 1955 Davis attended the Newport Jazz Festival, where his performance (and especially his solo on "'Round Midnight") was greatly admired and prompted the critics to hail the "return of Miles Davis". At the same time, Davis recruited the players for a formation that became known as the "First Quintet".^ And Miles Davis at the helm, wrongly believing that a performer's first responsibility is to himself and not to critics.

^ (Prestige 915) Miles Davis Quintet .
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^ (Prestige 893) Miles Davis Quintet .
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.The group featured Davis on trumpet, John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums.^ Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Columbia Studio D, NYC, October 26, 1955 .
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^ The core band for three-quarters of the album consists of trumpeter Davis, tenor John Coltrane , pianist Red Garland , bassist Paul Chambers , and drummer Philly Joe Jones .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, February 4, 1958 .
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.None of these musicians, with the exception of Davis, had received a great deal of exposure before that time; Chambers, in particular, was very young (19 at the time), a Detroit player who had been on the New York scene for only about a year, working with the bands of Bennie Green, Paul Quinichette, George Wallington, J. J. Johnson, and Kai Winding.^ Shortly after his arrival in Manhattan, he was playing in clubs with Parker, and by 1945 he had abandoned his academic studies for a full-time career as a jazz musician, initially joining Benny Carter's band and making his first recordings as a sideman.

^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ The band's relaxed sound, however, affected the musicians who played it, among them Kai Winding, Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, J.J. Johnson, and Kenny Clarke, and it had a profound influence on the development of the cool jazz style on the West Coast.

.Coltrane was little known at the time, in spite of earlier collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Bostic, and Johnny Hodges.^ They make Dizzy Gillespie look like Marky BASS. Besides, what's wrong with a little ear-yelling from time to time?

^ The band comes out blazing on this set, but it's Coltrane who's the surprise in his quoting various Dizzy Gillespie solos.
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^ The band comes out blazing, but it's Coltrane with the surprise in quoting various Dizzy Gillespie solos.
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.Davis hired Coltrane as a replacement for Sonny Rollins, after unsuccessfully trying to recruit Cannonball Adderley.^ He added saxophonist Cannonball Adderley to his group, creating the Miles Davis Sextet, who recorded the album Milestones in April 1958.

^ Some are Miles Davis originals; others are the compositions of popular songwriters of the day like Rodgers/Hart and Sonny Rollins.

^ Cannonball Adderley & Burt Korall: Miles Davis's Band Is a Laboratory, in: Melody Maker, 12.Sep.1959, p.
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.The repertoire included many bebop mainstays, standards from the Great American Songbook and the pre-bop era, and some traditional tunes.^ "End Of The Beginning" is an ELP sounding tune that features some great piano work.
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^ Hearing the many variations that he comes up with throughout the song conveys how intrigued Davis must have been by the tune, as it stayed in his performance repertoire for decades.
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[19] .The prevailing style of the group was a development of the Davis experience in the previous years—Davis playing long, legato, and essentially melodic lines, while Coltrane, who during these years emerged as a leading figure on the musical scene, contrasted by playing high-energy solos.^ The music becomes high as far as energy.
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^ From that point on I understood there were certain prejudices and maybe the musicians that were dedicated to swing, mainstream, and Bebop were guardians of that style of music, which prevailed at the time.
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^ Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate.

Miles Davis performing live at Birdland in New York, 1958. Photo by Dennis Stock
With the new formation also came a new recording contract. .In Newport, Davis had met Columbia Records producer George Avakian, who persuaded him to sign with his label.^ He managed to kick his habit by the middle of the decade, and he made a strong impression playing "'Round Midnight" at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1955, a performance that led the major label Columbia Records to sign him.

^ He added saxophonist Cannonball Adderley to his group, creating the Miles Davis Sextet, who recorded the album Milestones in April 1958.

^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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.The quintet made its debut on record with the extremely well received 'Round About Midnight.^ 'Round About Midnight Dragon (Swd) DRLP 129/30 .
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^ 'Round About Midnight CBS/Sony (J) 18AP 2068, SRCS 5766/72 .
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^ Not so much 'Round About Midnight or Porgy and Bess (although I do like his version of Summertime).

.Before leaving Prestige, however, Davis had to fulfill his obligations during two days of recording sessions in 1956. Prestige released these recordings in the following years as four albums: Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, and Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet.^ They recorded several essential albums for the Prestige label like Cookin' , Steamin' , Workin' , and Relaxin' .
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^ Steamin' May 11, 1956 Prestige .
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^ The latter resulted in the Prestige albums The New Miles Davis Quintet, Cookin', Workin', Relaxin', and Steamin', making Davis' first quintet one of his better-documented outfits.

.While the recording took place in a studio, each record of this series has the structure and feel of a live performance, with several first takes on each album.^ I'm not joking) The album is a complete embarrassment to Miles' legacy and a complete fun ride for anybody who doesn't take music incredibly seriously.

^ They recorded several essential albums for the Prestige label like Cookin' , Steamin' , Workin' , and Relaxin' .
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^ Currently he divides his time between recording studios, workshops and clinics, and creating new projects as well as researching new materials for future releases and live performances in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
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.The records became almost instant classics and were instrumental in establishing Davis's quintet as one of the best on the jazz scene.^ The latter resulted in the Prestige albums The New Miles Davis Quintet, Cookin', Workin', Relaxin', and Steamin', making Davis' first quintet one of his better-documented outfits.

^ At the end of the 1960s, Davis became influential in a third new stylistic movement in jazz, when he fused elements of jazz and rock, used electric, later electronic instruments, again concentrating on this early obsession of his: sound.
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^ Jump to: navigation , search Miles Davis Miles Davis is now arguably one of the greatest and most important jazz musicians of all time.
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.The quintet was disbanded for the first time in 1957, following a series of personal problems that Davis blames on the drug addiction of the other musicians.^ I saw Miles Davis for the first time along with Gary Barton and several of the young, up-and-coming musicians.
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^ Miles Davis was one of the most influential musicians in jazz – together with Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker John Coltrane and some others.
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^ In the 1950s Davis recorded with smaller bands, a quintet or sextet most of the time in which he developed a lyrical, yet highly intensive and emotional style of improvisation.
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[20] .Davis played some gigs at the Cafe Bohemia with a short-lived formation that included Sonny Rollins and drummer Art Taylor, and then traveled to France, where he recorded the score to Louis Malle's film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud.^ Ascenseur pour l'échafaud [Elevator to the Gallows] .
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^ Ascenseur pour l'échafaud .
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^ Some are Miles Davis originals; others are the compositions of popular songwriters of the day like Rodgers/Hart and Sonny Rollins.

.With the aid of French session musicians Barney Wilen, Pierre Michelot, and René Urtreger, and American drummer Kenny Clarke, he recorded the entire soundtrack with an innovative procedure, without relying on written material: starting from sparse indication of the harmony and a general feel of a given piece, the group played by watching the movie on a screen in front of them and improvising.^ He was discovered by Milt Jackson while playing in a jam session at the musicians’ local.
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^ Miles got his first big start playing trumpet with Charlie Parker in the 40s, eventually going on to lead his own groups for nearly 40 years.
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^ I bought a trombone and began to play with a group of young musicians.
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.Returning to New York in 1958, Davis recruited alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley.^ Live in New York: 1958 & 1959 .
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^ Beryl Booker Quintet with Miles Davis, Birdland, New York City - 26 April 1952 .
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^ Jekyll (Cannonball Adderley Meets Miles Davis) .
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.Coltrane, who in the meantime had freed himself from his drug habits, was available after a highly fruitful experience with Thelonious Monk and was hired back, as was Philly Joe Jones.^ The core band for three-quarters of the album consists of trumpeter Davis, tenor John Coltrane , pianist Red Garland , bassist Paul Chambers , and drummer Philly Joe Jones .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, February 4, 1958 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d): same personnel Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, June 5, 1956 .
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.With the quintet re-formed as a sextet, Davis recorded Milestones, an album anticipating the new directions he was preparing to give to his music.^ Basin Street Blues Columbia CL 2051 * Miles Davis - Seven Steps To Heaven (Columbia CL 2051, CS 8851, PC 8851) = Miles Davis - The Complete 1963-64 Columbia Recordings (Mosaic MQ10-226) * Miles Davis - Directions (Columbia KC2 36472) Miles Davis Quintet .
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^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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^ One day Miles said to Joe, "Joe, I’m recording this album - a new kind of music.
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.Almost immediately after the recording of Milestones, Davis fired Garland and, shortly afterward, Jones, again for behavioral problems; he replaced them with Bill Evans—a young white pianist with a strong classical background—and drummer Jimmy Cobb.^ Someday My Prince Will Come - Columbia 1961 2 005 - In 1961, on the eve of The Beatles' mighty success, Miles Davis gathered together pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, saxophonist Hank Mobley and drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Jo Jones to create a sort of "Jazz Fab Four" of his own.

^ This album was released in Japan only, and features Miles sucking balls alongside such talented musicians as John Coltrane, Cannonball "Julian" Adderly, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb and "Joe" Philly Jones.

^ Milestones was recorded a year or so before KoB and features almost the same personnel (Red Garland plays piano here, and the great Philly Joe Jones is on drums).

.With this revamped formation, Davis began a year during which the sextet performed and toured extensively and produced a record (1958 Miles, also known as 58 Sessions).^ Apparently, so did Miles Davis when recording Bitches "Insert Nasty Pun Here" Chowder Soup.

^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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^ The making of the explosive, mostly unheard live Miles Davis electric sessions, in: Down Beat, 72/10 (Oct.2005), p.
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.Evans had a unique, impressionistic approach to the piano, and his musical ideas had a strong influence on Davis.^ Davis' influence on jazz, fusion , and popular music in general is enormous and has been the topic of several books and countless magazine articles.
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.But after only eight months on the road with the group, he was burned out and left.^ The are doing a lot of road work and as mentioned the pool is out of service and has been so for months with a broken pump.
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^ Close to shopping...take a left out of the park for nearby City Shopping...or a right for down-the-road Small Town shopping.
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^ I think I could have gotten into only 1 of the sites and would have then been forced to back out 50 yds to the main road.
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.He was soon replaced by Wynton Kelly, a player who brought to the sextet a swinging, bluesy approach that contrasted with Evans's more delicate playing.^ The album's closer is Monk 's "Straight, No Chaser," which became a signature tune for the sextet even when Garland and Jones left to be replaced by Bill Evans and Jimmy Cobb and later Evans by Wynton Kelly .
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^ Afterward, we all went to the house of bass player Walter Booker and played more until the early morning.
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Recordings with Gil Evans (1957–63)

.In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Davis recorded a series of albums with Gil Evans, often playing flugelhorn as well as trumpet.^ An excellent album, well recorded and played.
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^ From the few recordings they made in 1949-50 came the album "Birth Of Cool" in 1957, Miles Davis and Gil Evans would work more together in the future.
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^ In 1948 Miles Davis started to make his own ensembles, at that time he met Gil Evans , The Miles Davis Nonet was born.
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.The first, Miles Ahead (1957), showcased his playing with a jazz big band and a horn section arranged by Evans.^ Miles Ahead - Columbia 1957.

^ Shortly after his arrival in Manhattan, he was playing in clubs with Parker, and by 1945 he had abandoned his academic studies for a full-time career as a jazz musician, initially joining Benny Carter's band and making his first recordings as a sideman.

^ Miles got his first big start playing trumpet with Charlie Parker in the 40s, eventually going on to lead his own groups for nearly 40 years.
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.Songs included Dave Brubeck's "The Duke," as well as Léo Delibes's "The Maids of Cadiz," the first piece of European classical music Davis had recorded.^ I like Bitches brew but mostly I find Miles Davis records, including this one, OK but a bit boring.

^ So she has released albums of "pure" classical opera performances as well as operatic treatments of everything from contemporary music to folk songs to ...
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^ Their first, and only, record covers a very wide musical field.
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.Another distinctive feature of the album was the orchestral passages that Evans had devised as transitions between the different tracks, which were joined together with the innovative use of editing in the post-production phase, turning each side of the album into a seamless piece of music.^ Most of the albums tracks are long (8-10 minutes) and feature a minumum of vocals.
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^ [I'd say it's] correct to loosely compare them to Mr. Fripp and some of the tracks are Disciplin ian, but the album takes a heavier turn eventually, leading us into darker waters.
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^ Quiet Nights is another orchestral "1001 Horns" jazz record conducted by Gilly Evans, but it doesn't hold a carouselambra to the not-half-badness of Porgy And Bess .

[21]
.In 1958, Davis and Evans were back in the studio to record Porgy and Bess, an arrangement of pieces from George Gershwin's opera of the same name.^ Porgy and Bess, opera~Gone, Gone, Gone .
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^ Porgy and Bess, opera~Summertime .
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^ Porgy and Bess, opera~Gone .
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.The lineup included three members of the sextet: Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley.^ This album was released in Japan only, and features Miles sucking balls alongside such talented musicians as John Coltrane, Cannonball "Julian" Adderly, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb and "Joe" Philly Jones.

^ Personally, that Philly Joe Jones and Paul Chambers dude are too addictive for me NOT to enjoy most anything they toss off, and damn that piano player shore can play, so I'm sold.

^ It was through Booker that Airto began playing with the greats - Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Paul Desmond and Joe Zawinul to name a few.
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.Davis called the album one of his favorites.^ I suppose that out of 16 new Miles Davis albums, I was bound to actually like one of them.

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.Sketches of Spain (1959–1960) featured songs by contemporary Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo and also Manuel de Falla, as well as Gil Evans originals with a Spanish flavor.^ So she has released albums of "pure" classical opera performances as well as operatic treatments of everything from contemporary music to folk songs to ...
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^ Recorded between November 1959 and March 1960 -- after Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley had left the band -- Miles teamed with British arranger Gil Evans for the third time.
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^ Ten of the eleven songs are original Dead Flowers tunes full of monotonous bass ostinatos that probably work well with drug induced trances.
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.Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall (1961) includes Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, along with other compositions recorded in concert with an orchestra under Evans's direction.^ Hans-Jürgen Winkler: Miles Davis, in: Hans-Jürgen Winkler: Jazz für Jedermann, München 1961 [book], p.
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^ Basin Street Blues Columbia CL 2051 * Miles Davis - Seven Steps To Heaven (Columbia CL 2051, CS 8851, PC 8851) = Miles Davis - The Complete 1963-64 Columbia Recordings (Mosaic MQ10-226) * Miles Davis - Directions (Columbia KC2 36472) Miles Davis Quintet .
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^ Springville (stereo version) Columbia/Legacy CK 40784 * Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (Columbia CL 1041, CS 8633, PC 8633) * Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (stereo) (Columbia/Legacy CK 40784) Gil Evans Orchestra .
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.Sessions with Davis and Evans in 1962 resulted in the album Quiet Nights, a short collection of bossa novas that was released against the wishes of both artists: Evans stated it was only half an album, and blamed the record company; Davis blamed producer Teo Macero, whom he didn't speak to for more than two years.^ Two and a half years later I met Miles Davis.
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^ And I have only two jazz albums!

^ I had two and a half years with Miles.
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[22] .This was the last time Evans and Davis made a full album together; despite the professional separation, however, Davis noted later that "my best friend is Gil Evans."^ Pianist Johnny Gee chooses Miles Davis' 'My Funny Valentine' as the album that changed his life, in: Jazzwise, #72 (Feb.2004), p.
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^ Springville (stereo version) Columbia/Legacy CK 40784 * Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (Columbia CL 1041, CS 8633, PC 8633) * Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (stereo) (Columbia/Legacy CK 40784) Gil Evans Orchestra .
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^ It feels like even the "melodies" this time are totally just made up crap thrown together on the spur of the moment.

[23]

Kind of Blue (1959–64)

.In March and April 1959, Davis re-entered the studio with his working sextet to record what is widely considered his magnum opus, Kind of Blue. He called back Bill Evans, months away from forming what would become his own seminal trio, for the album sessions, as the music had been planned around Evans's piano style.^ With this classic backing band, Miles recorded "Milestones" and "Kind of Blue".
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^ Kind of Blue is Miles Davis' masterpiece.

^ Kind of Blue March 2, 1959 Columbia .
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[24] .Both Davis and Evans were personally acquainted with the ideas of pianist George Russell regarding modal jazz, Davis from discussions with Russell and others before the Birth of the Cool sessions, and Evans from study with Russell in 1956.[25] Davis, however, had neglected to inform current pianist Kelly of Evans's role in the recordings; Kelly subsequently played only on the track "Freddie Freeloader" and was not present at the April dates for the album.^ An excellent album, well recorded and played.
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^ From the few recordings they made in 1949-50 came the album "Birth Of Cool" in 1957, Miles Davis and Gil Evans would work more together in the future.
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^ Overall though, a definite feeling of sameness is present as the album plays on and as I mentioned previously it doesn't really put a good end to the group's output.
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[26] ."So What" and "All Blues" had been played by the sextet at performances prior to the recording sessions, but for the other three compositions, Davis and Evans prepared skeletal harmonic frameworks that the other musicians saw for the first time on the day of recording, to allow a fresher approach to their improvisations.^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ Earning a contract with Capitol Records, the band went into the studio in January 1949 for the first of three sessions, which produced 12 tracks that attracted little attention at first.
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^ The selections are ones that highlight Davis' more sultry and melancholy horn tones, played on the trumpet with the exception of "Blues for Pablo" on which he plays flügelhorn.
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The resulting album has proven to be both highly popular and enormously influential. .According to the RIAA, Kind of Blue is the best-selling jazz album of all time, having been certified as quadruple platinum (4 million copies sold).^ Davis recorded many albums over the years but is perhaps best remembered for his 1959 release Kind of Blue which is one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time.
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^ ALL-TIME TOP FIVE: 1) Flamenco Sketches (from Kind of Blue ) 2) So What (from Kind of Blue ) 3) All Blues (from Kind of Blue ) 4) Bitches Brew (from Bitches Brew ) 5) = Blue In Green (from Kind of Blue ) and Shh/Peaceful (from In a Silent Way ) RECOMMENDED ALBUM: KIND OF BLUE "Miles covered a lot of ground during his career, from bop to cool to hard-bop to avante-garde to fusion and a bunch of stuff in between.
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^ This led to his next band recording, Kind of Blue, in March and April 1959, an album that became a landmark in modern jazz and the most popular disc of Davis' career, eventually selling over two million copies, a phenomenal success for a jazz record.

In December 2009, the US House of Representatives voted 409–0 to pass a resolution honoring the album as a national treasure[27].
.The trumpet Davis used on the recording is currently displayed in the music building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ In 1984, while the band is in Europe Miles took part in the recording of Aura , a orchestral tribute to Davis composed by the Danish trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg.
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^ F) NN: Eight Men in Pit for Play Using Davis-Evans Recording, in: Down Beat, 30/31 (5.Dec.1963), p.
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.It was donated to the school by Arthur "Buddy" Gist, who met Davis in 1949 and became a close friend.^ He met a very young bass player just out of high School who was 17 years old.
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^ I met Miles through Joe Zawinul, who was very close friends with Miles.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The gift was the reason why the jazz program at UNCG is named the "Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program."^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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^ Miles Davis (I grandi del Jazz, 9) .
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^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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.Later in 1959, while taking a break outside the famous Birdland nightclub in New York City, Davis was accused of loitering by a New York police officer, beaten, and subsequently arrested.^ Live in New York: 1958 & 1959 .
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^ Beryl Booker Quintet with Miles Davis, Birdland, New York City - 26 April 1952 .
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^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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.Believing the assault to have been racially motivated (it is said he was beaten by the white policeman because he was angered that Davis was with a white woman),[citation needed] Davis attempted to pursue the case in the courts, before eventually dropping the proceedings in a plea bargain in order to recover his suspended Cabaret Card, enabling him to return to work in New York clubs.^ Beryl Booker Quintet with Miles Davis, Birdland, New York City - 26 April 1952 .
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^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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^ I stayed in New York and continued hanging out at the clubs.
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.Davis persuaded Coltrane to play with the group on one final European tour in the spring of 1960. Coltrane then departed to form his classic quartet, although he returned for some of the tracks on Davis's 1961 album Someday My Prince Will Come. After Coltrane, Davis tried various saxophonists, including Jimmy Heath, Sonny Stitt, and Hank Mobley.^ The saxophonist was Hank Mobley on all but two tracks.
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^ Nevertheless, Coltrane guested on a couple of tracks of the album, called Someday My Prince Will Come.

^ Meanwhile, Davis' former sidemen became his disciples in a series of fusion groups: Corea formed Return to Forever, Shorter and Zawinul led Weather Report, and McLaughlin and former Davis drummer Billy Cobham organized the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

.The quintet with Hank Mobley was recorded in the studio and on several live engagements at Carnegie Hall and the Black Hawk jazz club in San Francisco.^ Miles Davis (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d): same personnel "The Blackhawk", San Francisco, CA, 3rd set, April 21, 1961 .
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^ The record made the pop charts in March 1962, but it was preceded into the bestseller lists by the Davis quintet's next recording, the two-LP set Miles Davis in Person (Friday & Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, San Francisco), recorded in April.

^ Miles Davis (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d): same personnel "The Blackhawk", San Francisco, CA, 4th set, April 22, 1961 .
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.Stitt's playing with the group is found on a recording made in Olympia, Paris (where Davis and Coltrane had played a few months before) and the Live in Stockholm album.^ An excellent album, well recorded and played.
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^ Live In Stockholm 1960 (2xLP, Album) .
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^ His superb albums in the 1950s made him a star, and in the following decade, he brought small-group jazz to the limit before he unapologetically (and, for some, unforgivably) took on jazz-rock.
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.In 1963, Davis's longtime rhythm section of Kelly, Chambers, and Cobb departed.^ Miles Davis (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d): same personnel "The Blackhawk", San Francisco, CA, 3rd set, April 21, 1961 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Sonny Stitt (as, ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d): same personnel "Konserthuset", Stockholm, Sweden, 2nd concert 1st set, October 13, 1960 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d): same personnel "The Blackhawk", San Francisco, CA, 4th set, April 22, 1961 .
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.He quickly got to work putting together a new group, including tenor saxophonist George Coleman and bassist Ron Carter.^ George Coleman on the groovy tenor sax.

^ In that same year, he formed a group with drummer "Philly Joe Jones", bassist "Paul Chambers", pianist "Red Garland" and, in his first major exposure, tenor saxophonist John Coltrane .
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^ In 1963 Davis formed his second quintet with bassist "Ron Carter", pianist "Herbie Hancock", drummer "Tony Williams", and saxophonist "George Coleman", who was replaced by "Wayne Shorter" in 1965.
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Davis, Coleman, Carter and a few other musicians recorded half the tracks for an album in the spring of 1963. A few weeks later, seventeen-year-old drummer Tony Williams and pianist Herbie Hancock joined the group, and soon afterwards Davis, Coleman, and the new rhythm section recorded the rest of Seven Steps to Heaven.
.The rhythm players melded together quickly as a section and with the horns.^ It has the Carter-Hancock-Williams rhythm section, Miles, and some tenor player named George Coleman who preceded Wayne Shorter in the group.

.The group's rapid evolution can be traced through the Seven Steps to Heaven album, In Europe (July 1963), My Funny Valentine (February 1964), and Four and More (also February 1964).^ My Funny Valentine private tape .
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^ The quintet followed with two live albums, Miles Davis in Europe, recorded in July 1963, which made the pop charts and earned a 1964 Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by a Small Group or Soloist with Small Group, and My Funny Valentine, recorded in February 1964 and released in 1965, when it reached the pop charts.

^ Go-Go (theme) - * Miles Davis - The Complete 1963-64 Columbia Recordings (Mosaic MQ10-226) * Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (Columbia CL 2306, CS 9106, PC 9106) * Miles Davis - 'Four' & More (Columbia CL 2453, CS 9253, PC 9253) Miles Davis Quintet .
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.The quintet played essentially the same repertoire of bebop tunes and standards that earlier Davis bands had played, but they tackled them with increasing structural and rhythmic freedom and, in the case of the up-tempo material, breakneck speed.^ S till playin' COOL, dude with more tunes recorded on the same day that they "cut" Workin' (more like JERKIN' , if you ask me....

^ The band varied in size up to six members, and they recorded the concept album SJU .
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^ I too, though I try to play and study jazz, am sometimes unnerved by the lack of melodies in solos and the sameness of a lot of tunes.

.Coleman left in the spring of 1964, to be replaced by avant-garde saxophonist Sam Rivers, on the suggestion of Tony Williams.^ Miles Davis (tp) George Coleman (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d): same personnel "Philharmonic Hall", Lincoln Center, NYC, set two, February 12, 1964 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) George Coleman (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) "Philharmonic Hall", Lincoln Center, NYC, set one, February 12, 1964 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Sam Rivers (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) "Sekai Jazz Festival", "Koseinenkin Kaikan", Tokyo, Japan, July 14, 1964 .
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.Rivers remained in the group only briefly, but was recorded live with the quintet in Japan; this configuration can be heard on In Tokyo! (July 1964).^ Go-Go (theme) - * Miles Davis - Miles In Tokyo (CBS/Sony (J) SONX 60064, 23AP 2564) = Miles Davis - The Complete 1963-64 Columbia Recordings (Mosaic MQ10-226) * Miles Davis - Heard 'Round The World (Columbia C2 38506) Miles Davis Quintet .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Sam Rivers (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) "Sekai Jazz Festival", "Koseinenkin Kaikan", Tokyo, Japan, July 14, 1964 .
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^ Bye Bye (theme) - * Miles Davis/John Coltrane - Miles And Coltrane Quintet Live, First Time On Records (Unique Jazz UJ 019) Miles Davis Quintet .
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.By the end of the summer, Davis had persuaded Wayne Shorter to leave Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and join the quintet.^ Miles Davis (tp) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d): same personnel Beltone Studios, NYC, March 15, 1954 .
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^ (F: Miles Davis, jazz, art) Peter Kemper: Nur schlechte Musik kann die Musik ruinieren.
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^ Wayne Shorter has left Miles Davis, in: Down Beat, 37/12 (11.Jun.1970), p.
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.Shorter became the group's principal composer, and some of his compositions of this era (including "Footprints" and "Nefertiti") have become standards.^ It has the Carter-Hancock-Williams rhythm section, Miles, and some tenor player named George Coleman who preceded Wayne Shorter in the group.

.While on tour in Europe, the group quickly made their first official recording, Miles in Berlin (September 1964).^ Miles got his first big start playing trumpet with Charlie Parker in the 40s, eventually going on to lead his own groups for nearly 40 years.
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^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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^ Miles Davis (tp, syn) Robert Irving (syn) Mino Cinelu (per) The Record Plant, NYC, September 5, 1983 .
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.On returning to the United States later that year, ever the musical entrepreneur, Davis (at Jackie DeShannon's urging) was instrumental in getting The Byrds signed to Columbia Records.^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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^ Miles Davis 1965-68, The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings, in: Down Beat, 65/4 (Apr.1998), p.
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^ I believe I got it "free" from the Columbia House Record Club as one of my 10 choices when I agreed to buy "just 7 more CD's in the next two years").

[citation needed]

Second great quintet (1964–68)

.By the time of E.S.P. (1965), Davis's lineup consisted of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums).^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d): same personnel "Konserthuset", Stockholm, Sweden, November 3, 1967 .
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^ Wayne Shorter has left Miles Davis, in: Down Beat, 37/12 (11.Jun.1970), p.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) George Coleman (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d): same personnel "Philharmonic Hall", Lincoln Center, NYC, set two, February 12, 1964 .
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.The last of his acoustic bands, this group is often referred to as "the second great quintet."^ Miles Davis - The Second Great Quintet, in: Coda, #281 (Sep/Oct.1998), p.
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.A two-night Chicago performance in late 1965 is captured on The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965, released in 1995. Unlike their studio albums, the live engagement shows the group still playing primarily standards and bebop tunes.^ While continuing to play standards in concert, this unit embarked on a series of albums of original compositions contributed by the band members, starting in January 1965 with E.S.P., followed by Miles Smiles (1967 Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by a Small Group or Soloist with Small Group [7 or Fewer]), Sorcerer, Nefertiti, Miles in the Sky (1968 Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by a Small Group or Soloist with Small Group), and Filles de Kilimanjaro.

^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d): same personnel "Plugged Nickell", Chicago, IL, 2nd stage, December 23, 1965 .
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^ The quintet followed with two live albums, Miles Davis in Europe, recorded in July 1963, which made the pop charts and earned a 1964 Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by a Small Group or Soloist with Small Group, and My Funny Valentine, recorded in February 1964 and released in 1965, when it reached the pop charts.

.It is reasonable to point out though, that whilst some of the titles remain the same as the tunes employed by the 1950's quintet, the speed and distance of departure from the framework of the standards bears no comparison.^ Best of all, listen right near the very end of the song when it all of a sudden breaks out into a goodtime blues tune for about FOUR SECONDS for no clear reason!

^ I played this album for some friends and they were very quick to point out what I also to believe to be the biggest problem with this album, and that is the production/mix.
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^ I too, though I try to play and study jazz, am sometimes unnerved by the lack of melodies in solos and the sameness of a lot of tunes.

.It could even be said that the listening experience to these standards as live performances is as much of a radical take on the jazz of the time than the new compositions of the studio albums listed below.^ I would recommend all of these releases, but be aware that they are all (even Real Nord ) fairly predictable and not at all challenging to listen to.
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^ But if this is "free jazz" it sure beats the crap out of Eric Dolphy's Out of Lunch (which is still much better than Kind Of Blue).

^ These are not great live albums, serve more like a official document of Death , and [were] intended to help Chuck 's family with the illness' related bills.
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.The recording of Live at the Plugged Nickel was not issued anywhere in the 1960s, first appearing as a Japan-only partial issue in the late 1970's, then as a double-LP in the USA and Europe in 1982. It was followed by a series of studio recordings: Miles Smiles (1966), Sorcerer (1967), Nefertiti (1967), Miles in the Sky (1968), and Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968).^ Filles de Kilimanjaro .
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^ A complete discography is available here Of interest: Miles in the Sky ( 68 ) Nefertiti ( 67 ) Filles De Kilimanjaro ( 68 ) In a Silent Way ( 68 ) Bitches Brew ( 69 ) Miles Davis at Fillmore: Live at the Fillmore East ( 70 , Live) Jack Johnson ( 70 ) Black Beauty: Miles Davis Live at Fillmore West ( 70 , Live) Live-Evil ( 71 , 2LP, one Live, one Studio) On the Corner ( 72 ) In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall ( 72 ) Dark Magus ( 74 , Live) Agharta ( 75 , Live) Pangaea ( 75 , Live) .
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^ Petits Machins (Little Stuff) Columbia CS 9750; Mosaic MQ10-177 * Miles Davis - Filles De Kilimanjaro (Columbia CS 9750, PC 9750) * The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Miles Davis Quintet 1965-June 1968 (Mosaic MQ10-177) = Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68 (Columbia/Legacy C6K 67398) Miles Davis Quintet .
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.The quintet's approach to improvisation came to be known as "time no changes" or "freebop," because they abandoned the more conventional chord-change-based approach of bebop for a modal approach.^ You have no idea how happy I was the day he got fired - not just because it made my life much more pleasant but because he got the comeuppance that he so dreadfully deserved.

^ The band has now scattered across the country (I assume this is because they have all graduated from college), so they do not get together frequently any more, nor play out much.
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^ In the 1950s Davis recorded with smaller bands, a quintet or sextet most of the time in which he developed a lyrical, yet highly intensive and emotional style of improvisation.
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.Through Nefertiti, the studio recordings consisted primarily of originals composed by Shorter, with occasional compositions by the other sidemen.^ The DCD consists of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard , plus other studio musicians.
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^ Darling primarily records alone because he can't find anybody willing or able to give his compositions a try.
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^ Some are Miles Davis originals; others are the compositions of popular songwriters of the day like Rodgers/Hart and Sonny Rollins.

.In 1967, the group began to play their live concerts in continuous sets, each tune flowing into the next, with only the melody indicating any sort of demarcation.^ I bought a trombone and began to play with a group of young musicians.
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Davis's bands would continue to perform in this way until his retirement in 1975.
.Miles in the Sky and Filles de Kilimanjaro, on which electric bass, electric piano, and electric guitar were tentatively introduced on some tracks, pointed the way to the subsequent fusion phase of Davis's career.^ A complete discography is available here Of interest: Miles in the Sky ( 68 ) Nefertiti ( 67 ) Filles De Kilimanjaro ( 68 ) In a Silent Way ( 68 ) Bitches Brew ( 69 ) Miles Davis at Fillmore: Live at the Fillmore East ( 70 , Live) Jack Johnson ( 70 ) Black Beauty: Miles Davis Live at Fillmore West ( 70 , Live) Live-Evil ( 71 , 2LP, one Live, one Studio) On the Corner ( 72 ) In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall ( 72 ) Dark Magus ( 74 , Live) Agharta ( 75 , Live) Pangaea ( 75 , Live) .
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^ By the time of Miles in the Sky, the group had begun to turn to electric instruments, presaging Davis' next stylistic turn.

^ The title track includes an excitingly EERIE electric piano chord sequence, but the rest of the band just puds around.

.Davis also began experimenting with more rock-oriented rhythms on these records.^ The guitarist, John McLaughlin, was the very guitarist on Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew," and is the main cause behind the more "exploratory rock" sound you hear.

^ In the late 1960's he started to experiment with electronic instruments and rock & funk rhythms.
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^ Might I suggest a more Rock-oriented Jazz ensemble, entitled The Mahavishnu Orchestra?

.By the time the second half of Filles de Kilimanjaro had been recorded, bassist Dave Holland and pianist Chick Corea had replaced Carter and Hancock in the working band, though both Carter and Hancock would occasionally contribute to future recording sessions.^ Filles de Kilimanjaro .
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^ By the final sessions for Filles de Kilimanjaro in September 1968, Hancock had been replaced by Chick Corea and Carter by Dave Holland.

^ Shortly after his arrival in Manhattan, he was playing in clubs with Parker, and by 1945 he had abandoned his academic studies for a full-time career as a jazz musician, initially joining Benny Carter's band and making his first recordings as a sideman.

Davis soon began to take over the compositional duties of his sidemen.

Electric Miles (1968–75)

Miles Davis in Rio de Janeiro, May 1984.
.Davis's influences included late-1960s acid rock and funk artists such as Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix,[1] many of whom he met through Betty Mabry (later Betty Davis), a young model and songwriter Davis married in September 1968 and divorced a year later.^ At the end of the 1960s, Davis became influential in a third new stylistic movement in jazz, when he fused elements of jazz and rock, used electric, later electronic instruments, again concentrating on this early obsession of his: sound.
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^ Davis late '60s albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew are arguably the first jazz-rock albums of any consequence, and are necessary listening for anyone interested in the genre.
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^ In the late 1960's he started to experiment with electronic instruments and rock & funk rhythms.
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.The musical transition required that Davis and his band adapt to electric instruments in both live performances and the studio.^ By the time of Miles in the Sky, the group had begun to turn to electric instruments, presaging Davis' next stylistic turn.

^ The following month, Davis recorded another live show, as he and his band were joined by an orchestra led by Gil Evans at Carnegie Hall in May.

^ Both styles of music are completely self-indulgent, violate nearly every rule of musical composition that I respect, and bore the living loving maid out of me.

.By the time In a Silent Way had been recorded in February 1969, Davis had augmented his quintet with additional players.^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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^ In the 1950s Davis recorded with smaller bands, a quintet or sextet most of the time in which he developed a lyrical, yet highly intensive and emotional style of improvisation.
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.At various times Hancock or Joe Zawinul was brought in to join Corea on electric keyboards, and guitarist John McLaughlin made the first of his many appearances with Davis.^ Meanwhile, Davis' former sidemen became his disciples in a series of fusion groups: Corea formed Return to Forever, Shorter and Zawinul led Weather Report, and McLaughlin and former Davis drummer Billy Cobham organized the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

^ But Hancock, along with pianist Joe Zawinul and guitarist John McLaughlin, participated on Davis' next album, In a Silent Way (1969), which returned the trumpeter to the pop charts for the first time in four years and earned him another small-group jazz performance Grammy nomination.

^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ss) Joe Zawinul (org) Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock (el-p) John McLaughlin (el-g) Dave Holland (b) Joe Chambers (d) Columbia Studio B, NYC, February 20, 1969 .
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By this point, Shorter was also doubling on soprano saxophone. .After recording this album, Williams left to form his group Lifetime and was replaced by Jack DeJohnette.^ He added saxophonist Cannonball Adderley to his group, creating the Miles Davis Sextet, who recorded the album Milestones in April 1958.

^ The album found Davis making a transition to his next great group, of which Carter, Hancock, and Williams would be members.

^ Tony Williams was like 19 when that album was recorded.

.Six months later an even larger group of musicians, including Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Bennie Maupin, recorded the double LP Bitches Brew, which became a huge seller, reaching gold status by 1976. This album and In a Silent Way were among the first fusions of jazz and rock that were commercially successful, building on the groundwork laid by Charles Lloyd, Larry Coryell, and others who pioneered a genre that would become known as jazz-rock fusion.^ I got into santana jazz fusion records!

^ Davis late '60s albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew are arguably the first jazz-rock albums of any consequence, and are necessary listening for anyone interested in the genre.
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^ This is a 1974 live double-album featuring four fusion jazz/rock songs.

.During this period, Davis toured with Shorter, Corea, Holland, and DeJohnette.^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ss) Joe Zawinul (org) Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock (el-p) John McLaughlin (el-g) Dave Holland (b) Joe Chambers (d) Columbia Studio B, NYC, February 20, 1969 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Bennie Maupin (bcl) Chick Corea (el-p) John McLaughlin, Sonny Sharrock (el-g) Dave Holland (el-b) Jack DeJohnette (d) Columbia Studio B, NYC, February 18, 1970 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Chick Corea (el-p) Dave Holland (b) Tony Williams (d) Columbia Studios, NYC, September 24, 1968 .
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.The group's repertoire included material from Bitches Brew, In a Silent Way, and the 1960s quintet albums, along with an occasional standard.^ ALL-TIME TOP FIVE: 1) Flamenco Sketches (from Kind of Blue ) 2) So What (from Kind of Blue ) 3) All Blues (from Kind of Blue ) 4) Bitches Brew (from Bitches Brew ) 5) = Blue In Green (from Kind of Blue ) and Shh/Peaceful (from In a Silent Way ) RECOMMENDED ALBUM: KIND OF BLUE "Miles covered a lot of ground during his career, from bop to cool to hard-bop to avante-garde to fusion and a bunch of stuff in between.
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^ For now, I'll only add the following to the above: Probably the best place for a prog fan to get into Miles is through Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way .
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^ Davis late '60s albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew are arguably the first jazz-rock albums of any consequence, and are necessary listening for anyone interested in the genre.
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.In 1972, Davis was introduced to the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen by Paul Buckmaster, leading to a period of new creative exploration.^ The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991, New York 2001 [book: Billboard Books], p.
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^ Miles Davis new group plays in New York, in: Down Beat, 39/18 (9.Nov.1972), p.
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^ The Music and the Players, New York 1995 [book] John Ephland: Miles Davis Live at the Plugged Nickel, 1965, in: Down Beat, 62/5 (Mar.1995), p.
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.Biographer J. K. Chambers wrote that "the effect of Davis's study of Stockhausen could not be repressed for long.^ (F/I with Davis' biographer Chambers) Eugene Uman: Modes and the Creative Process.
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. . . .Davis's own 'space music' shows Stockhausen's influence compositionally."^ Davis' influence on jazz, fusion , and popular music in general is enormous and has been the topic of several books and countless magazine articles.
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^ Karlheinz Stockhausen's Influence on Miles Davis, in: Jazz Research Proceedings Yearbook, 32 (2002), p.
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^ It is a memorable tune for not only its structure and how it would inform not only Davis' own music, but jazz in general for the next seven years.
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[28] His recordings and performances during this period were described as "space music" by fans, by music critic Leonard Feather, and by Buckmaster, who described it as "a lot of mood changes—heavy, dark, intense—definitely space music."[29][30]
.Both Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way feature "extended" (more than 20 minutes each) compositions that were never actually "played straight through" by the musicians in the studio.^ Lots of the same folks from In A Silent Way play on this one (as well as some new faces!

^ Quite possibly the ratings for both albums need to be revisited, as Reformation Post TLC is not a 9, should be more than Marshall Suite.

^ The guitarist, John McLaughlin, was the very guitarist on Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew," and is the main cause behind the more "exploratory rock" sound you hear.

.June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Instead, Davis and producer Teo Macero selected musical motifs of various lengths from recorded extended improvisations and edited them together into a musical whole that exists only in the recorded version.^ Good, contemporary production and inspired performances - with only limited technical complexity required by the style - make this a good choice for fans of modern space-rock (e.g.
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^ Their first, and only, record covers a very wide musical field.
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^ The sections with full hook ups were very crowed with narrow spaces...not my style, and music coming from some rigs.
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.Bitches Brew made use of such electronic effects as multi-tracking, tape loops, and other editing techniques.^ Same tracks as Bitches Brew, but much more violent.

^ Other tracks such as "Vulcan Ritual" or "Holosuite Program", although seemingly a little repetitive, entrap the listener in a mesmerising web of synthesizers and percussion.
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^ Others should be directed to Bitches Brew , In a Silent Way , Jack Johnson, or Live Evil as starting points.
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[31] .Both records, especially Bitches Brew, proved to be big sellers.^ I like Bitches brew but mostly I find Miles Davis records, including this one, OK but a bit boring.

.Starting with Bitches Brew, Davis's albums began to often feature cover art much more in line with psychedelic art or black power movements than that of his earlier albums.^ Same tracks as Bitches Brew, but much more violent.

^ More products on Dig [Bonus Tracks] » Back to the top External Links Purchase Miles Davis albums on Amazon.com Back to the top Related Searches .
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^ Can't be much worse than The Black-Man's Burdon , at any rate.

.He took significant cuts in his usual performing fees in order to open for rock groups like the Steve Miller Band, the Grateful Dead, and Santana.^ To paint with as broad a brush as possible, Day of Phoenix is more of a psych than prog band, and seem to be Denmark's version of the Grateful Dead .
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^ A Swiss progressive rock group, very much in the vein of Marillion and other neo-progressive bands.
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.Several live albums were recorded during the early 1970s at these performances: Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970: It's About That Time (March 1970), Black Beauty (April 1970), and Miles Davis at Fillmore: Live at the Fillmore East (June 1970).^ Miles Davis Live in Munich 1988 .
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^ Miles Davis [Live in Paris, 1969] .
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^ Miles Davis album .
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.By the time of Live-Evil in December 1970, Davis's ensemble had transformed into a much more funk-oriented group.^ Live-Evil - Columbia 1970.

^ I have stayed at another rv park located on mission bay a few times and it is MUCH more expensive.
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^ Might I suggest a more Rock-oriented Jazz ensemble, entitled The Mahavishnu Orchestra?

.Davis began experimenting with wah-wah effects on his horn.^ Back in the sextet, Davis began to experiment with modal playing, basing his improvisations on scales rather than chord changes.

The ensemble with Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett, and Michael Henderson, often referred to as the "Cellar Door band" (the live portions of Live-Evil were recorded at a Washington, DC, club by that name), never recorded in the studio, but is documented in the six-CD box set The Cellar Door Sessions, which was recorded over four nights in December 1970.[citation needed]
.In 1970, Davis contributed extensively to the soundtrack of a documentary about the African-American boxer heavyweight champion Jack Johnson.^ A nother great funk/soul/jazz/rock album, this one is supposedly the soundtrack to a movie about Jack Johnson, the first ever black heavyweight champion.

^ His next album are Miles Davis at Fillmore East , Jack Johnson , On the Corner , and In Concert are all released in 1971.
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^ What's most interesting about this date is how it prefigures what would become "Right Off" from Jack Johnson.
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.Himself a devotee of boxing, Davis drew parallels between Johnson, whose career had been defined by the fruitless search for a Great White Hope to dethrone him, and Davis's own career, in which he felt the musical establishment of the time had prevented him from receiving the acclaim and rewards that were due him.^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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^ In 1948 Miles Davis started to make his own ensembles, at that time he met Gil Evans , The Miles Davis Nonet was born.
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.June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The resulting album, 1971's A Tribute to Jack Johnson, contained two long pieces that featured musicians (some of whom were not credited on the record) including guitarists John McLaughlin and Sonny Sharrock, Herbie Hancock on a Farfisa organ, and drummer Billy Cobham.^ Meanwhile, Davis' former sidemen became his disciples in a series of fusion groups: Corea formed Return to Forever, Shorter and Zawinul led Weather Report, and McLaughlin and former Davis drummer Billy Cobham organized the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

^ But Hancock, along with pianist Joe Zawinul and guitarist John McLaughlin, participated on Davis' next album, In a Silent Way (1969), which returned the trumpeter to the pop charts for the first time in four years and earned him another small-group jazz performance Grammy nomination.

^ He played with "Billy Eckstine" throughout 1946-1947 and was a member of Charlie Parker's group in 1947-1948, making his recording debut as a leader on a 1947 session that featured Charlie, pianist "John Lewis", bassist "Nelson Boyd", and drummer "Max Roach".
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McLaughlin and Cobham went on to become founding members of the Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1971.
.As Davis stated in his autobiography, he wanted to make music for the young African-American audience.^ Stupid old Miles Davis, making music whose qualities aren't readily apparent to me within 10 minutes of putting the CD in.

^ (C) Hildred Roach: Miles Davis, in: Hildred Roach: Black American Music.
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^ Various LIFT EVERY VOICE! Honoring the African American Musical Legacy .
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.On the Corner (1972) blended funk elements with the traditional jazz styles he had played his entire career.^ It's very dated-sounding, and the group tries to play in a variety of styles, from funk-jazz a la Eddie Harris to avant-garde noodling.
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The album was highlighted by the appearance of saxophonist Carlos Garnett. .Critics were not kind to the album; in his autobiography, Davis stated that critics could not figure out how to categorize it, and he complained that the album was not promoted by the "traditional" jazz radio stations.^ Best known for his seminal modern jazz album "Kind Of Blue" (1959), the highest selling jazz album of all time with five million copies sold.
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^ Possessing a powerful personality, inspiring but enigmatic, Miles Davis cut a striking figure on stange and, by all accounts, could be downright intimidating in person.
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^ While not Progressive in the traditional sense, this album may be of interest to some of you who just like things a bit out of the ordinary.
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[citation needed]
.After recording On the Corner, Davis put together a new group, with only Michael Henderson, Carlos Garnett, and percussionist Mtume returning from the previous band.^ Miles Davis (tp) Carlos Garnett (ss, ts) Cedric Lawson (el-p, syn) Khalil Balakrishna (el-sitar) Reggie Lucas (el-g) Michael Henderson (el-b) Al Foster (d) Badal Roy (tabla) Mtume (per): same personnel Columbia Studio E, NYC, December 8, 1972 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Bennie Maupin (bcl, fl) Carlos Garnett (ss) Sonny Fortune (ss, fl) Lonnie Liston Smith (el-p) Harold Williams (syn) Michael Henderson (el-b) Al Foster, Billy Hart (d) Badal Roy (tabla) Mtume (per) Columbia Studio E, NYC, June 12, 1972 .
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^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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.It included guitarist Reggie Lucas, tabla player Badal Roy, sitarist Khalil Balakrishna, and drummer Al Foster.^ Miles Davis (tp) Carlos Garnett (ss, ts) Cedric Lawson (el-p, syn) Khalil Balakrishna (el-sitar) Reggie Lucas (el-g) Michael Henderson (el-b) Al Foster (d) Badal Roy (tabla) Mtume (per): same personnel Columbia Studio E, NYC, December 8, 1972 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Bennie Maupin (bcl) Carlos Garnett (ss) Harold Williams (org, syn) Chick Corea (el-p) Herbie Hancock (el-p, syn) Khalil Balakrishna (el-sitar) David Creamer (el-g) Michael Henderson (el-b) Jack DeJohnette, Al Foster, Billy Hart (d) Badal Roy (tabla) Columbia Studios, NYC, July 7, 1972 .
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^ Miles Davis (tp, org, key) Sam Morrison (ss, ts) Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas (el-g) Michael Henderson (el-b) Al Foster (d) Mtume (per) Columbia Studios, NYC, May 5, 1975 .
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.It was unusual in that none of the sidemen were major jazz instrumentalists; as a result, the music emphasized rhythmic density and shifting textures instead of individual solos.^ They performed until 1968, at which point Miles began to incorporate jazz-rock elements into his music, starting with his solo album In a Silent Way .
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^ The Definitive Jazz Festival, London 1977 [sheet music] (T: piano solo arrangements of "Seven Steps to Heaven" [p.
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^ (A/T) John Rodby: Solos for Jazz Piano, New York 1989 [sheet music], p.
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.This group, which recorded in the Philharmonic Hall for the album In Concert (1972), was unsatisfactory to Davis.^ His next album are Miles Davis at Fillmore East , Jack Johnson , On the Corner , and In Concert are all released in 1971.
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^ Davis recorded many albums over the years but is perhaps best remembered for his 1959 release Kind of Blue which is one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time.
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^ Miles Davis new group plays in New York, in: Down Beat, 39/18 (9.Nov.1972), p.
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Through the first half of 1973, he dropped the tabla and sitar, took over keyboard duties, and added guitarist Pete Cosey. .The Davis/Cosey/Lucas/Henderson/Mtume/Foster ensemble would remain virtually intact over the next two years.^ It is a fine end, however, to an album that gave a hint of the greatness that would come as Evans and Davis fine-tuned their partnership over the course of the next several years.
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^ Miles Davis (tp, org, key) Sam Morrison (ss, ts) Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas (el-g) Michael Henderson (el-b) Al Foster (d) Mtume (per) Columbia Studios, NYC, May 5, 1975 .
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^ I believe I got it "free" from the Columbia House Record Club as one of my 10 choices when I agreed to buy "just 7 more CD's in the next two years").

Initially, Dave Liebman played saxophones and flute with the band; in 1974, he was replaced by Sonny Fortune.
.Big Fun (1974) was a double album containing four long improvisations, recorded between 1969 and 1972. Similarly, Get Up With It (1974) collected recordings from the previous five years.^ Five years passed before he returned to action by recording The Man With the Horn in 1980 and going back to touring in 1981.

^ Several compilations ( Big Fun , Directions , Circle in the Round ) also contain lots of worthwhile music.
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^ Big Fun November 19, 1969 Columbia .
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.Get Up With It included "He Loved Him Madly", a tribute to Duke Ellington, as well as one of Davis's most lauded pieces from this era, "Calypso Frelimo". It was his last studio album of the 1970s.^ Except if Pink Floyd had done it, it would be called "We Loved Him Madly" and would be their 40 billionth tribute to Syd Barrett.

^ They never come together like they did so well on the last two studio albums.

^ As far as the tunes go, 2 instrumentals: one solo (2-track) acoustic guitar, and the last track which is a bizarre variation of the opening 2 minutes of the album.
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.In 1974 and 1975, Columbia recorded three double-LP live Davis albums: Dark Magus, Agharta, and Pangaea.^ That said, viewers can find a cursory text biography and an equally perfunctory illustrated discography that deals exclusively with Davis' Columbia Records library.
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^ The following month, Davis recorded another live show, as he and his band were joined by an orchestra led by Gil Evans at Carnegie Hall in May.

^ He added saxophonist Cannonball Adderley to his group, creating the Miles Davis Sextet, who recorded the album Milestones in April 1958.

.Dark Magus captures a 1974 New York concert; the latter two are recordings of consecutive concerts from the same February 1975 day in Osaka.^ S till playin' COOL, dude with more tunes recorded on the same day that they "cut" Workin' (more like JERKIN' , if you ask me....

^ How did they record BOTH those albums on the same day?

^ A new box set featuring all the 1970 recordings of Miles Davis at the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C., sheds new light on the trumpeter's transition into the electric Dark Magus, in: Jazz Times, 35/8 (Oct.2005), p.
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.At the time, only Agharta was available in the US; Pangaea and Dark Magus were initially released only by CBS/Sony Japan.^ [Sony Music Japan also released the CD.] .
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^ [Sony Japan released the CD in 2005.
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^ [Sony Japan released the CD in 2002.
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.All three feature at least two electric guitarists (Reggie Lucas and Pete Cosey, deploying an array of Hendrix-inspired electronic distortion devices; Dominique Gaumont is a third guitarist on Dark Magus), electric bass, drums, reeds, and Davis on electric trumpet and organ.^ At the end of the 1960s, Davis became influential in a third new stylistic movement in jazz, when he fused elements of jazz and rock, used electric, later electronic instruments, again concentrating on this early obsession of his: sound.
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^ A new box set featuring all the 1970 recordings of Miles Davis at the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C., sheds new light on the trumpeter's transition into the electric Dark Magus, in: Jazz Times, 35/8 (Oct.2005), p.
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^ Miles Davis (tp, org) Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl) Azar Lawrence (ts) Pete Cosey, Dominique Gaumont, Reggie Lucas (el-g) Michael Henderson (el-b) Al Foster (d) Mtume (per) "Carnegie Hall", NYC, 2nd set, March 30, 1974 .
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.These albums were the last he was to record for five years.^ Davis recorded many albums over the years but is perhaps best remembered for his 1959 release Kind of Blue which is one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time.
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^ I know that they had 3 albums, I remember seeing them in record stores years ago.
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.Davis was troubled by osteoarthritis (which led to a hip replacement operation in 1976, the first of several), sickle-cell anemia, depression, bursitis, ulcers, and a renewed dependence on alcohol and drugs (primarily cocaine), and his performances were routinely panned by critics throughout late 1974 and early 1975. By the time the group reached Japan in February 1975, Davis was nearing a physical breakdown and required copious amounts of alcohol and narcotics to make it through his engagements.^ Untitled Medley Jazz Masters (G) JM 017/18 * Miles Davis - New York Bottom Line 1975 (Jazz Masters (G) JM 017/18) 1976 (The age of 50) .
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^ And Miles Davis at the helm, wrongly believing that a performer's first responsibility is to himself and not to critics.

^ Not only is it ill-considered - demonstrating at times a regrettable culmination of some of the presumably drug or alcohol induced rants elsewhere on the site -- it makes a badge of ignorance.

.Nonetheless, as noted by Richard Cook and Brian Morton, during these concerts his trumpet playing "is of the highest and most adventurous order."^ Richard Cook Reflects on the Great Trumpeter's Passing, in: The Wire, #93 (Nov.1991), p.
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^ (F) Richard Cook: Blue Note Records.
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[citation needed]
.After a Newport Jazz Festival performance at Avery Fisher Hall in New York on July 1, 1975, Davis withdrew almost completely from the public eye for six years.^ Newport Jazz Festival, 1966 .
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^ Newport Jazz Festival 1958, Vol.
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^ Newport Jazz Festival, 1955 .
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As Gil Evans said, "His organism is tired. And after all the music he's contributed for 35 years, he needs a rest."[citation needed]
Davis characterized this period in his memoirs as a colorful time when wealthy women lavished him with sex and drugs. .In reality, he had become completely dependent on various drugs, spending nearly all of his time propped up on a couch in his apartment watching television, leaving only to find more drugs.^ At times, you'll even find up to THREE distorted messy wah-wah guitars wow-wow-woooaaaaing away at the same time!

^ Fortunately, I've been watching a lot of '50's movies lately, and I AM all hopped up on old man ethers, so I'll give it a 7.

^ The bass lines are like two notes, you can't really hear more than one guitarist and even then only once in a while, and the brass folks aren't exactly lighting up the sky with their ingenuity.

.In 1976, Rolling Stone reported rumors of his imminent demise.^ (R) 1976: C. Silvert: Miles Davis Brews Up a Recovery, in: Rolling Stone, #208 (1976), p.
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.Although he stopped practicing trumpet on a regular basis, Davis continued to compose intermittently and made three attempts at recording during his exile from performing; these sessions (one with the assistance of Paul Buckmaster and Gil Evans, who left after not receiving promised compensation) bore little fruit and remain unreleased.^ Jazz and the Making of the Sixties, Cambridge 2003 [book: Harvard University Press], passim (F) Steve Lajoie: Gil Evans & Miles Davis 1957-1962.
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^ From the few recordings they made in 1949-50 came the album "Birth Of Cool" in 1957, Miles Davis and Gil Evans would work more together in the future.
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^ In 1948 Miles Davis started to make his own ensembles, at that time he met Gil Evans , The Miles Davis Nonet was born.
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.In 1979, he placed in the yearly top-ten trumpeter poll of Down Beat.^ Hour Wall to Wall Event Captures Trumpeter's Essence, in: Down Beat, 68/6 (Jun.2001), p.
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^ A Trumpet Transcription, in: Down Beat, 54/5 (May 1987), p.
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^ Miles Davis' Trumpet Solo in "Walkin'", in: Down Beat, 73/2 (Feb.2006), p.
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.Columbia continued to issue compilation albums and records of unreleased vault material to fulfill contractual obligations.^ T his CD compiles that last album I reviewed, plus a bunch of live versions of the material.

.During his period of inactivity, Davis saw the fusion music that he had spearheaded over the past decade enter into the mainstream.^ If you are not into fusion , but are interested in checking out some of Miles' music, here is a very brief rundown of what may (or may not) appeal.
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^ Davis' influence on jazz, fusion , and popular music in general is enormous and has been the topic of several books and countless magazine articles.
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.When he emerged from retirement, Davis's musical descendants would be in the realm of New Wave rock, and in particular the stylings of Prince.^ Slaughtering rock sacred cows is nothing new, but as far as I know, no one has done it, or done it this viciously, to jazz sacred cows, like Miles Davis.

^ The Music and the Players, New York 1995 [book] John Ephland: Miles Davis Live at the Plugged Nickel, 1965, in: Down Beat, 62/5 (Mar.1995), p.
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^ His style reminds me of no one in particular, but if I had to compare him to someone it would be with Steve Hillage 's playing on Arzachel or perhaps Steve Hackett 's early Genesis efforts.
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Last decade (1981–91)

Miles Davis at the Nice Jazz Festival in July 1989
Miles Davis at North Sea Jazz Festival in 1987
By 1979, Davis had rekindled his relationship with actress Cicely Tyson. With Tyson, Davis would overcome his cocaine addiction and regain his enthusiasm for music. As he had not played trumpet for the better part of three years, regaining his famed embouchure proved to be particularly arduous. .While recording The Man with the Horn (sessions were spread sporadically over 1979–1981), Davis played mostly wah-wah with a younger, larger band.^ The making of the explosive, mostly unheard live Miles Davis electric sessions, in: Down Beat, 72/10 (Oct.2005), p.
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^ I like Bitches brew but mostly I find Miles Davis records, including this one, OK but a bit boring.

^ Shout (short version) - * Miles Davis - The Man With The Horn (Columbia FC 36790) * Miles Davis - Shout (12 inch maxi single) (Columbia AS 1274) Miles Davis Sextet .
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.The initial large band was eventually abandoned in favor of a smaller combo featuring saxophonist Bill Evans and bass player Marcus Miller, both of whom would be among Davis's most regular collaborators throughout the decade.^ Miles Davis (tp) Bill Evans (ss) Mike Stern (el-g) Marcus Miller (el-b) Al Foster (d) Sammy Figueroa (per) Columbia Studios, NYC, March, 1981 .
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^ I happen to like the band, but most of the people to whom I've introduced their records hate them.

^ Miles Davis (tp, syn) Bill Evans (ss, ts) Mike Stern (el-g) Marcus Miller (el-b) Al Foster (d) Mino Cinelu (per) Columbia Studio B, NYC, September 1, 1982 .
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.He married Tyson in 1981; they would divorce in 1988. The Man with the Horn was finally released in 1981 and received a poor critical reception despite selling fairly well.^ I would recommend all of these releases, but be aware that they are all (even Real Nord ) fairly predictable and not at all challenging to listen to.
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^ (F) W.A. Brower: Miles Davis - The Man With the Horn, in: Down Beat, 48/11 (Nov.1981), p.
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^ (F) R. Zabor: Miles Davis - The Man with the Horn, in: Musician, #36 (1981), p.
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.In May, the new band played two dates as part of the Newport Jazz Festival.^ Deus Ex Machina are a PHENOMENAL new Italian band with two releases to date under their belt, the outstanding debut Gladium Caeli and the follow-up Deus Ex Machina .
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^ It's very dated-sounding, and the group tries to play in a variety of styles, from funk-jazz a la Eddie Harris to avant-garde noodling.
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^ Martin Williams: Big Bands and Miles, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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.The concerts, as well as the live recording We Want Miles from the ensuing tour, received positive reviews.^ It sounds like it might be a live performance in an acoustically "live" concert hall, or perhaps recorded "live in the studio", though I have no idea what the actual recording arrangements were.
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^ Miles Davis In Concert: Live At Philharmonic Hall .
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^ 'Four' & More - Recorded Live In Concert (Album) ◄ (4 versions) .
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.By late 1982, Davis's band included French percussionist Mino Cinelu and guitarist John Scofield, with whom he worked closely on the album Star People. In mid-1983, while working on the tracks for Decoy, an album mixing soul music and electronica that was released in 1984, Davis brought in producer, composer and keyboardist Robert Irving III, who had earlier collaborated with him on The Man with the Horn. With a seven-piece band, including Scofield, Evans, keyboardist and music director Irving, drummer Al Foster and bassist Darryl Jones (later of The Rolling Stones), Davis played a series of European gigs to positive receptions.^ His superb albums in the 1950s made him a star, and in the following decade, he brought small-group jazz to the limit before he unapologetically (and, for some, unforgivably) took on jazz-rock.
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^ In the late 1940s he worked with musicians such as Gil Evans, John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan with whom he formed the Miles Davis Nonet, a short-lived ensemble whose dense modern sound ideal influenced musicians all over America (their recordings have not without reason become known as "The Birth of the Cool").
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^ Though not released on CD, the album is well worth tracking down.
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.While in Europe, he took part in the recording of Aura, an orchestral tribute to Davis composed by Danish trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg.^ Due to the original recording (made in 1958), Davis' trumpet sometimes seems a little shrill and metallic, but it's not an overwhelming problem -- certainly not when you consider Davis' style.
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^ Of the bonus material, the gem is Jackie McLean 's "Little Melonae" -- Davis and company recorded before the composer could.
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.You're Under Arrest, Davis's next album, was released in 1985 and included another brief stylistic detour.^ You're Under Arrest - .
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^ Morrisine / You're Under Arrest / Katia - .
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^ You're Under Arrest .
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.Included on the album were his interpretations of Cyndi Lauper's ballad "Time After Time," and "Human Nature" from Michael Jackson.^ Never boring as it careens back and forth between catchy stupidass dance tunes and "serious" straight cover tunes of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" and Michael Jackson's "Human Nature."

.Davis considered releasing an entire album of pop songs and recorded dozens of them, but the idea was scrapped.^ As for this album specifically, it was recorded in a couple different sessions in 1968 but not released until nearly a decade later.

^ At any rate, who'da thunk you'd be able to hear a straightforward electric blues song on a Miles Davis Official Jazz record?

^ On the subject of opinions, wouldn't it be awesome if "Weird Al" Yankovic released a parody of the entire In A Silent Way album entitled In A Soylent Way ?

.Davis noted that many of today's accepted jazz standards were in fact pop songs from Broadway theater, and that he was simply updating the "standards" repertoire with new material.^ Every song is always going to feature sixty-lillion solos and many of the melodies will seem non-melodic to me simply because they're based on "jazz scales" or some related non-rock silliness.

^ They have very little of that sameness quality that many people like to assign to Jazz music; each song is quite different...

^ (BT) NN: Miles Davis Takes New Bride of Many Talents, in: Down Beat, 35/23 (14.Nov.1968), p.
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Miles Davis 1984 in Bad Segeberg
.You're Under Arrest also proved to be Davis's final album for Columbia.^ You're Under Arrest - .
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^ Morrisine / You're Under Arrest / Katia - .
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^ You're Under Arrest .
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.Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis publicly dismissed Davis's more recent fusion recordings as not being "'true' jazz", comments Davis initially shrugged off, calling Marsalis "a nice young man, only confused". This changed after Marsalis appeared, unannounced, onstage in the midst of a Davis performance.^ I got into santana jazz fusion records!

^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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^ If you only own one jazz record, this should...no, this must be it.

.Marsalis whispered into Davis's ear that "someone" had told him to do so; Davis responded by ordering him off the stage.^ I don't really have any opinion on Miles Davis, but I've decided its time to get into him seeing as many folks go on about him so much.

[32]
.Davis grew irritated at Columbia's delay releasing Aura.^ Violet - * Miles Davis - Aura (Columbia C2X 45332) Miles Davis Septet .
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.The breaking point in the label-artist relationship appears to have come when a Columbia jazz producer requested Davis place a goodwill birthday call to Marsalis.^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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^ Appears on: Les Tresors du Jazz 1955 [ Various Artists ] .
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^ Appears on: Jazz Collection 5 - 1948 [ Various Artists ] .
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Davis signed with Warner Brothers shortly thereafter.
.Davis collaborated with a number of figures from the British new wave movement during this period, including Scritti Politti.^ It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night Savarage * Prince - Grosse Freiheit 36: Driving To Midnight Mess (Savarage) Scritti Politti With Miles Davis .
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[33] At the invitation of producer Bill Laswell, Davis recorded some trumpet parts during sessions for Public Image Ltd.'s Album, according to Public Image's John Lydon in the liner notes of their Plastic Box box set. In Lydon's words, however, "strangely enough, we didn't use (his contributions)." (Also according to Lydon in the Plastic Box notes, Davis favorably compared Lydon's singing voice to his trumpet sound.)[34]
.Having first taken part in the Artists United Against Apartheid recording, Davis signed with Warner Brothers records and reunited with Marcus Miller.^ Miles Davis (tp) Adam Holzman (syn) Marcus Miller (various inst.
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^ Althouh often thought of as a Miles Davis score the music was mostly written by Marcus Miller based on 'Sketches of Spain'.
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Marcus Miller (various inst.
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.The resulting record, Tutu (1986), would be his first to use modern studio tools — programmed synthesizers, samples and drum loops — to create an entirely new setting for Davis's playing.^ Martin Williams: Recording Miles Davis, in: Martin Williams: Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969, New York 1970 [book], p.
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^ The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964' is the mist curcial Miles Davis box set of all, in: Jazz Times, 34/8 (Oct.2004), p.
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^ A new box set featuring all the 1970 recordings of Miles Davis at the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C., sheds new light on the trumpeter's transition into the electric Dark Magus, in: Jazz Times, 35/8 (Oct.2005), p.
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Ecstatically reviewed on its release, the album would frequently be described as the modern counterpart of Sketches of Spain and won a Grammy in 1987.
.He followed Tutu with Amandla, another collaboration with Miller and George Duke, plus the soundtracks to four movies: Street Smart, Siesta, The Hot Spot, and Dingo. He continued to tour with a band of constantly rotating personnel and a critical stock at a level higher than it had been for 15 years.^ The Hot Spot - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP) .
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^ The Hot Spot - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) ◄ (3 versions) .
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^ Various Artists Hot Spot (Soundtrack) .
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.His last recordings, both released posthumously, were the hip hop-influenced studio album Doo-Bop and Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux, a collaboration with Quincy Jones for the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival in which Davis performed the repertoire from his 1940s and 1950s recordings for the first time in decades.^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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^ Miles Davis album .
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^ Miles Davis Catalog - album index .
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The grave of Sir Miles Davis in Woodlawn Cemetery
In 1988 he had a small part as a street musician in the film Scrooged, starring Bill Murray. He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.
.In early 1991, he appeared in the Rolf de Heer film Dingo as a jazz musician.^ Dingo, le film, vient de paraître en DVD. Sur les lieux du tournage rôdait un collaborateur de Jazzmag...
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^ Jürg Laederach zum Tod des Jazz-Trompeters Miles Davis, in: Der Spiegel, 7.Oct.1991, p.
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^ (F) Ebbe Traberg: La memoria habitada, in: Cuadernos de Jazz, #5 (1991), p.
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In the film's opening sequence, Davis and his band unexpectedly land on a remote airstrip in the Australian outback and proceed to perform for the stunned locals. The performance was one of Davis's last on film.
.Miles Davis died on September 28, 1991 from a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California at the age of 65.[1] He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx.^ September 1991, Santa Monica, California/USA .
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^ Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d) Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948 .
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^ Appears on: Miles Davis - 1926 - 1991 - Six faces essentielles [ Various Artists ] .
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Legacy and influence

.Miles Davis is one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in the history of jazz music.^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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^ Miles Davis (I grandi del Jazz, 9) .
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^ The music of Miles Davis will not go away.
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.He has been described as “one of the great innovators in jazz”.^ He made some other great albums, but had he only released this one he'd still be a jazz giant.

^ A nother great funk/soul/jazz/rock album, this one is supposedly the soundtrack to a movie about Jack Johnson, the first ever black heavyweight champion.

^ I, for one, enjoy jazz a great deal, and I can assure you that I am not "unpopular" or "smelly."

[35] .The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll noted "Miles Davis played a crucial and inevitably controversial role in every major development in jazz since the mid-'40s, and no other jazz musician has had so profound an effect on rock.^ Miles Davis (I grandi del Jazz, 9) .
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^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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Miles Davis was the most widely recognized jazz musician of his era, an outspoken social critic and an arbiter of style - in attitude and fashion - as well as music".[36] His album Kind of Blue is the best-selling album in the history of jazz music and was praised by the United States House of Representatives to "pass a symbolic resolution honoring the masterpiece and reaffirming jazz as a national treasure."[37]
.As an innovative bandleader and composer, Miles Davis has influenced many notable musicians and bands from diverse genres.^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
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^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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^ 'The Cellar Door Sessons 1970' is de eerste officiëlle release van Miles Davis' band uit begin jaren zeventig.
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.These include Wayne Shorter,[38] Cannonball Adderley,[39] Herbie Hancock,[40] Lalo Schifrin,[41] Tangerine Dream,[42] Brand X, Mtume, Benny Bailey, Joe Bonner, Don Cherry, Urszula Dudziak, Bill Evans, Bill Hardman, The Lounge Lizards, John McLaughlin, King Crimson, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, Radiohead, Talk Talk, Michael Franks, Sting,[43] Lonnie Liston Smith, Jiří Stivín, Tim Hagans, Julie Christensen, Vassar Clements, Snooky Young, Prince and Christian Scott.^ (F/short I with Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Steve Grossman, Chick Corea, Michael Henderson, Lenny White, Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Teo Macero, John McLaughlin) Philippe Deneuve: Miles.
  • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) "Cafe Bohemia", NYC, May 3, 1958 .
  • Miles Davis Discography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.jazzdisco.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d): same personnel "Konserthuset", Stockholm, Sweden, November 3, 1967 .
  • Miles Davis Discography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.jazzdisco.org [Source type: Academic]

Miles' influence on the people who played with him has been described by music writer and author Christopher Smith as follows:
.Miles Davis' artistic interest was in the creation and manipulation of ritual space, in which gestures could be endowed with symbolic power sufficient to form a functional communicative, and hence musical, vocabulary.^ The music of Miles Davis will not go away.
  • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

^ The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974.
  • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
  • Miles Davis MP3 downloads music and videos at - 7digital 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC us.7digital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[...] Miles' performance tradition emphasized orality and the transmission of information and artistic insight from individual to individual. His position in that tradition, and his personality, talents, and artistic interests, impelled him to pursue a uniquely individual solution to the problems and the experiential possibilities of improvised performance.
.His approach, owing largely to the African American performance tradition that focused on individual expression, emphatic interaction, and creative response to shifting contents, had a profound impact on generations of jazz musicians.^ It's all extremely intricate, yet sounds as if it's being performed by a band of "free jazz" musicians who all know each other so well that they can perform together as a unit.
  • New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock DA-DE 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC www.gepr.net [Source type: General]

^ (F) David G. Such: Avant-Garde Jazz Musicians Performing 'Out There', Iowa City 1993 [book: University of Iowa Press], p.
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[44]
.In 1986, the New England Conservatory awarded Miles Davis an Honorary Doctorate for his extraordinary contributions to music.^ The music of Miles Davis will not go away.
  • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

^ The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974.
  • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times.
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[45] .Since 1960 the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) has honored him with eight Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards.^ In 1990 he was rewarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys (all in all he won seven Grammys through 1993).
  • Films and Music by Miles Davis - Rate Your Music 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

.In a 2006 survey of people between 10 and 49 years of age in Japan, Oricon Style found My Funny Valentine by Davis to be the fifth most popular Valentine's Day song in Japan.^ My Funny Valentine private tape .
  • Miles Davis Discography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.jazzdisco.org [Source type: Academic]

^ If you have 63 minutes of free time, build a cat or something; don't waste it on My Funny Valentine .

^ Pianist Johnny Gee chooses Miles Davis' 'My Funny Valentine' as the album that changed his life, in: Jazzwise, #72 (Feb.2004), p.
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Awards

Discography

Sidemen

Rhythm Section

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e "Miles Davis". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.. http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/miles-davis. Retrieved June 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Miles Davis". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.. http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/miles-davis. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
  3. ^ Associated Press article published December 15, 2009 http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iUiZ2PQojIOgYW99dtMTcpluXfmwD9CJTRPO0
  4. ^ House Resolution H.RES.894 http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdYB0F:@@@L&summ2=m&|/bss/111search.html|
  5. ^ a b c d Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe, Miles: The Autobiography, Simon and Schuster, 1989, ISBN 0671635042.
  6. ^ Ashley Kahn Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece.
  7. ^ See the Plosin session database [1].
  8. ^ On this occasion, Mingus bitterly criticized Davis for abandoning his "musical father" (see Autobiography).
  9. ^ "Miles, the bandleader. He took the initiative and put the theories to work. He called the rehearsals, hired the halls, called the players, and generally cracked the whip." Gerry Mulligan "I hear America singing,"
  10. ^ "So I just told them that if a guy could play as good as Lee Konitz played—that's who they were mad about most, because there were a lot of black alto players around—I would hire him every time, and I wouldn't give a damn if he was green with red breath. I'm hiring a motherfucker to play, not for what color he is." Miles Davis, Autobiography
  11. ^ In his autobiography Davis recalls exploiting prostitutes and getting money from most of his friends.
  12. ^ In his autobiography, Davis says he never forgave Calloway for that interview. He also says that African Americans were being unfairly singled out as drug users among the larger community of jazz musicians who used drugs at the time.
  13. ^ "Back in bebop, everybody used to play real fast. But I didn't ever like playing a bunch of scales and shit. I always tried to play the most important notes in the chord, to break it up. I used to hear all them musicians playing all them scales and notes and never nothing you could remember." Miles Davis, The Autobiography.
  14. ^ Open references to the blues in jazz playing were fairly recent. Until the middle of the 1930s, as Coleman Hawkins declared to Alan Lomax (The Land Where the Blues Began. New York: Pantheon, 1993), African American players working in white establishments would avoid references to the blues altogether.
  15. ^ Ashley Kahn (op. cit.) among them.
  16. ^ Davis had asked Monk to "lay off" (stop playing) while he was soloing. In the autobiography, Davis says that Monk "could not play behind a horn". Charles Mingus reported this, and more, in his "Open Letter to Miles Davis".
  17. ^ Acquired by shouting at a record producer while still ailing after a recent operation to the throat – Autobiography
  18. ^ Davis began to be referred to as "the Prince of Darkness" in liner notes of the records of this period, and the moniker persists to this day; see, for instance, his obituary on "The Nation", and countless references in DVD [2], movies [3] and print articles [4].
  19. ^ Some inspired by Ahmad Jamal: see, for instance, the performance of "Billy Boy" on Milestones.
  20. ^ Especially Jones and Coltrane, whom Davis both fired. Davis – Autobiography.
  21. ^ Cook, op. cit.
  22. ^ Carr, Ian (1999). Miles Davis: the definitive biography. Thunder's Mouth Press. pp. 192-93. ISBN 9781560252412. http://books.google.com/books?id=BmtRIbly1RIC&pg=PA192. 
  23. ^ Lees, Gene. You Can't Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat. Yale University Press (2001), p. 24
  24. ^ Khan, Ashley. Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece. New York: Da Capo Press, 2000; ISBN 0-306-81067-0, p. 95.
  25. ^ Ibid., pp. 29–30, 74.
  26. ^ Ibid., p. 95.
  27. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/16/2773218.htm
  28. ^ Chambers, J. K. (1998). .Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis.^ Time After Time (long version) Columbia 44 05125; CBS/Sony (J) * Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest (Columbia FC 40023) * Miles Davis - This Is Miles!, Vol.
    • Miles Davis Discography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.jazzdisco.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ (F; Reprint from: New York Times, 16.Jun.1985) Amiri Baraka: Miles Davis.
    • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

    ^ (A/T: Walkin', Milestones) Bill Milkowski: Miles Davis - "Tutu" (Warner Bros.
    • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

    Da Capo Press. pp. 246.. ISBN 0306808498.
     
  29. ^ Carr, Ian (1998). Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography. Thunder's Mouth Press. pp. 284, 303, 304, 306. ISBN 1560252413. 
  30. ^ Tingen, Paul (Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:02:21 PM). "Miles Beyond: The Making of Bitches Brew". http://www.miles-beyond.com/bitchesbrew.htm. Retrieved June 29, 2009. 
  31. ^ Freeman, Philip (November 1, 2005). Running the Voodoo Down: The Electric Music of Miles Davis. San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books. pp. 83–84. ISBN 978-0879308285. 
  32. ^ Miles: The Autobiography, Picador, page 364.
  33. ^ Intro.de article (in German).
  34. ^ Fodderstompf
  35. ^ The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions Review. BBC
  36. ^ Miles David Biography. Rolling Stone Magazine
  37. ^ US politicians honour Miles Davis album. Radio Netherlands Worldwide
  38. ^ Wayne Shorter: Artist Profile. Rolling Stone
  39. ^ Cannonball Adderley: Artist Profile. Rolling Stone
  40. ^ Herbie Hancock: Artist Profile. Rolling Stone
  41. ^ Lalo Schifrin Biography. Allmusic
  42. ^ Tangerine Dream Biography. Allmusic
  43. ^ Sting Biography. Allmusic
  44. ^ Cristopher Smith: A Sense of the Possible. Miles Davis and the Semiotics of Improvised Performance. TDR, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Autumn, 1995), pp. 41-55.
  45. ^ NEC Honorary Doctor of Music Degree. New England Conservatory
  46. ^ "大公開!『バレンタインソング』といえばこの曲! [The Great Exhibition! When speaking of a "Valentine song", this is the song!]" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. February 3, 2006. Archived from the original on March 17, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5oIA3Hpll. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 

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    ISBN 978-0-87930-875-9. [5]
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    ^ The Origins of a Cultural Style in the American 1950s, Washington 1990) Francis Davis: Miles Agonistes, in: Francis Davis: Bebop and Nothingness.
    • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The Sellout of Miles Davis, in: Stanley Crouch: The All-American Skin Game, or, The Decoy of Race.
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    ISBN 1-883982-37-5 cloth, ISBN 1-883982-38-3, paper.
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.Miles Davis (1926-05-261991-09-28) was an American jazz musician.^ Miles Davis (1926.1991) wäre am 26.
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^ As a musician, Miles Davis was a giant of jazz.
  • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Real Name: Miles Dewey Davis III Profile: Born: 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois, USA. Died: 28 September 1991 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Trumpeter, bandleader, composer and one of the most important figures in jazz music history, and music history in general.
  • Miles Davis Discography at Discogs 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.
  • "For me, music and life are all about style."^ I can't rave about him enough, he's one of the best vocalists I've ever heard in any style of music.
    • New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock DA-DE 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC www.gepr.net [Source type: General]

    ^ The Prince of Darkness lightens up and talks about life, music and painting, in: Jazziz, 6/5 (Aug/Sep.1989), p.
    • Miles Davis Biography & Bibliography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.darmstadt.de [Source type: Academic]

    ^ If you're "all about" gloomy-sounding jazz music, these two songs are made for your alley!

    .The Autobiography MILES DAVIS with Quincy Troupe, page 398.
  • "I've changed music four or five times.^ At that time, Chick was playing for Miles Davis and Miles was looking to change the band.
    • Miles Davis | RockOm 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC www.rockom.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Miles: The Autobiography, Picador, page 364.
    • Miles Davis: Biography - Classic Cat 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.classiccat.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Like Miles Davis's music?
    • Miles Davis at All About Jazz 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC www.allaboutjazz.com [Source type: General]

    .What have you done of any importance other than be white?"^ Look, the next movie or TV you see, you count how many Negroes or any other race but white that you see.
    • A Playboy Interview With Miles Davis 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.erenkrantz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There's more than a litle of other '70's bands, though not the ones you might expect.
    • New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock DA-DE 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC www.gepr.net [Source type: General]

    .
    • Davis attended a reception in honor of Ray Charles at Ronald Reagan's White House in 1987. This was his reply to a Washington society lady seated next to him who had asked him what he had done to be invited.
  • The music has gotten thick.^ I used to sit next to him in first class, so once I asked him, "You are always reading this book.
    • Miles Davis | RockOm 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC www.rockom.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Next House honors Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" AP - Dec 15, 2009 Fifty years after jazz legend Miles Davis recorded Kind of Blue, the House voted Tuesday to honor the landmark album s contribution to the genre.
    • Miles Davis on Yahoo! Music 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Even as the primary focus remains on the music, none of Davis' skeletons are off limits, with plenty of first-hand accounts of him at his best and worst.
    • Miles Davis Album - Ask.com 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    .Guys give me tunes and they're full of chords.^ Any shortcomings are redeemed by the fact that it features some of the only river rapids in Florida, though they're very short and full of alligators.
    • RV Park Reviews :: Thonotosassa, Florida ( FL ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.rvparkreviews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You know, they appreciate what you're trying to do, and that inspires a musician to give his best.
    • A Playboy Interview With Miles Davis 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.erenkrantz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ashley proceeds to ask the guy about how the booth is doing, whether they're selling many books, etcet.

    .I can't play them...I think a movement in jazz is beginning away from the conventional string of chords, and a return to emphasis on melodic rather than harmonic variation.^ He played on various early bebop records, recorded one of the first cool jazz records, developped modal jazz, and was a pioneer in jazz rock .
    • MILES DAVIS music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Kind of Blue introduced a new musical language by adopting the modal system of building solos around a scale, rather than a set of chords.
    • Amazon.com: Miles Davis: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After their impressive play of late, do you think the Utah Jazz have a chance to make the NBA playoffs?: Yes No Don't know/don't care Blogs .
    • Standard-Examiner | Ogden, Layton, Brigham, Weber, Davis, Top of Utah News 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.standard.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    There will be fewer chords but infinite possibilities as to what to do with them.
    • About the new modal style. .Interviewed by The Jazz Review, 1958.
  • "If somebody told me I only had an hour to live, I'd spend it choking a white man.^ In late 1958, after some eight months, Bill Evans the only white member of Miles' group left the lineup and was replaced by Wynton Kelly.
    • Sony Music UK | Artists | Miles Davis 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.sonymusic.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Miles Davis Live In 1958-59 Featuring John Coltrane 1991 Jazz Band (UK)   Albumdetails .
    • Miles Davis - Jazz - Muziek - www.real.com 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC netherlands.real.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ContemporaryJazz.com features contemporary jazz news, reviews, interviews, release dates, and more.
    • Miles Davis 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I'd do it nice and slow." .
    • During an interview, after growing aggravated about questions on the subject of race.
  • "A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do.^ Because an intelligent man, and not just a man who thinks he's intelligent, never writes about a subject he's ignorant of and doesn't understand.

    ^ And you know what THAT man said about rock and roll at the year in question.

    I'm still doing it." .
    • On being called a legend.
  • "Jazz is like blues with a shot of heroin"
  • "Who's that motherfucker?^ I'm flipping through books by Gary Giddins and Bob Blumenthal and whatever, and I see a book called something like The Making Of Kind Of Blue.

    ^ This one is commonly called the greatest jazz recording ever, but like Sgt.

    ^ May 1, 2001 Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is frequently cited as being the best-selling jazz album in history.
    • Miles Davis : NPR 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

    He can't play shit!"
  • "You a motherfucker."
    • a compliment to Chick Corea, who thought he was about to be fired.
  • "He plays like somebody is standing on his foot."
  • "He could very well be the Duke Ellington of Rock 'n' Roll."
  • "You can't play anything on a horn that Louis hasn't played." and "I love Pops" (Louis' nickname) in a Playboy magazine interview.
  • "I’ll play it and tell you what it is later."
    • During a recording session for Prestige, on the album "Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet" (1956).
  • "Listen baby, when I say later, I mean it! Later!" .
    • After being approached by a relentless interviewer.
  • "There are no wrong notes."
  • "My ego only needs a good rhythm section."^ I have already told all of my friends and hope this note gets to every camper wanting to have a good camp out.
    • RV Park Reviews :: San Diego, California ( CA ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.rvparkreviews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There is no interplay or collaboration; just tons of noises that don't sound good together.

    ^ There ain't jackass wrong with billions of brass instruments if they're playing an actual *SONG* instead of leading the listener on a wild goose chase of random notes with no destination in sight.

    .On being asked what he looked for in musicians.
  • "When you are creating your own shit, man, even the sky ain't the limit."
  • "Try taking the fucking horn out of your mouth."^ If you dont like something being sold or the price the seller is asking, go to another thread and simply dont post in theirs.
    • WTB 09 Ego or 07 Ego - Working or Broken EXTRA CHEAP! - PbNation 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.pbnation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Adam) if you are looking for a nice melody with some interplay, try listening to boplicity again.

    ^ You bring it down to musicians, they want you to not only play your instrument, but to entertain them, too, with grinning and dancing.
    • A Playboy Interview With Miles Davis 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.erenkrantz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Davis was questioning the increasing length of John Coltrane solos, and Trane answered "I don't know how to stop."
  • "It's that goddamned motherfucking 'Machine Gun.'"
    • Davis' response when questioned on what he heard in the music of Jimi Hendrix.[1]
    • .
  • "Don't play what's there, play what's not there."
  • "Is that what you wanted, Alfred?"^ You don't want to see Negroes every time you click on your set.
    • A Playboy Interview With Miles Davis 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.erenkrantz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You bring it down to musicians, they want you to not only play your instrument, but to entertain them, too, with grinning and dancing.
    • A Playboy Interview With Miles Davis 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.erenkrantz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't want to give anything away, but you might want to examine your daughter's vagina more closely than usual tomorrow -- because there might just be a "Wild And Crazy Guy" up there!

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    • Miles Davis asking Blue Note records producer Alfred Lion's approval of a recorded performance in Rudy Van Gelder's studio.^ Miles Davis Birdland 1951 2004 Blue Note Records   Albumdetails .
      • Miles Davis - Jazz - Muziek - www.real.com 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC netherlands.real.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Miles Davis Blue Miles Album details .
      • Miles Davis - Jazz - Music - www.real.com 2 February 2010 16:16 UTC uk.real.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Blue Note BLP 5013, BLP 1501 * Miles Davis, Vol.
      • Miles Davis Discography 16 January 2010 6:16 UTC www.jazzdisco.org [Source type: Academic]

      Miles' gravelly-voice question was accidentally recorded, but included at the end of "One For Daddy-O" on the Cannonball Adderley recording "Somethin' Else": a famous recorded peek into the recording studio process.

References

  1. Charles R. Cross, Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix, 2005: ISBN 1-4013-0028-6

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Miles Davis
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Photo of Davis in 1955 taken by Tom Palumbo
Background information
Birth name Miles Dewey Davis III
Born May 26, 1926(1926-05-26)
Alton, Illinois, United States
Died September 28, 1991 (aged 65)
Santa Monica, California,
United States
Genres Jazz
Occupations Bandleader, composer, trumpeter, artist
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, organ
Years active 1944–75, 1980–91
Labels Columbia
Commodore
Decca
Verve
MGM
Associated acts Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis Quintet, Gil Evans

Miles Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer. He was very important to 20th century music and helped to develop several different styles of jazz, like cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion. As a bandleader he worked with other famous musicians like John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Cannonball Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Tony Williams, George Coleman, J. J. Johnson, Keith Jarrett, John Scofield and Kenny Garrett.

In 1959 he released an album called Kind of Blue which became very famous and popular. In 2008 it had sold 4 million copies.[1] In 2006 Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and described as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz".[1]

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Early life

Miles Davis was born in 1926 in Alton, Illinois. His father, Dr. Miles Henry Davis, was a dentist. In 1927, the family moved to East St. Louis. They also owned a big ranch in northern Arkansas, where Davis learned to ride horses.

Davis's mother, Cleota Mae (Henry) Davis, wanted him to learn to play the piano. She was a good blues pianist but did not tell her son this. Davis started to learn music when he was 13, when his father gave him a trumpet and arranged for him to have lessons with local musician Elwood Buchanan. Buchanan taught Davis to play the trumpet without vibrato, and Davis always played like this. Buchanan was said to slap Davis's knuckles every time he started using heavy vibrato.[2] Davis later said "I prefer a round sound with no attitude in it, like a round voice with not too much tremolo and not too much Baseline bass. Just right in the middle. If I can’t get that sound I can’t play anything."[3]

When he was 16, Davis played the trumpet professionally when he was not at school. At 17, he played in bandleader Eddie Randle's band for a year. Saxophone-player Sonny Stitt tried to persuade Davis to join the Tiny Bradshaw band, but Davis's mother wanted Davis to finish his final year of high school.

In 1944, the Billy Eckstine band visited East St. Louis. Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker were in the band, and Davis joined them as third trumpet player when trumpeter Buddy Anderson was out sick. When the band left to finish the tour, Davis' parents still wanted him to finish his studies.

New York years (1944–48)

After he graduated from high school in 1944, Davis moved to New York City to study at the Juilliard School of Music.

When he arrived in New York, he spent most of his time trying to get in contact with Charlie Parker, even though some people had told him that he should not.[2] When he found Parker, Davis became involved in jam sessions that took place every night in two of Harlem's night clubs, Minton's Playhouse and Monroe's. Other famous musicians like Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke also tookpart in these sessions.

Davis left Juilliard early, having first asked permission from his father. He did not like the classes at Juilliard because he thought they focused too much on classical European and "white" music. He also said that his Juilliard classes helped him to understand music theory.

He began playing professionally in many jazz groups, performing in several 52nd Street clubs with Coleman Hawkins and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. In 1945, he went into a recording studio for the first time, as a member of the group of Herbie Fields. In 1946 he made his first recording as a bandleader, with a group called "Miles Davis Sextet plus Earl Coleman and Ann Hathaway".[4] He did not make many recordings as a bandleader at this time.

Around 1945, Dizzy Gillespie stopped working with Parker and Parker hired Davis as Gillespie's replacement in his quintet. Also in the group were Max Roach at the drums, Al Haig (replaced later by Sir Charles Thompson and Duke Jordan) at the piano, and Curley Russell (later replaced by Tommy Potter and Leonard Gaskin) as bass player.

With Parker's quintet, Davis recorded several times. He had a solo on Parker's signature song, "Now's the Time". This solo led to the beginning of a style of jazz called "cool jazz". The group also toured the United States. During a tour in Los Angeles, Parker had a nervous breakdown and went to the Camarillo State Mental Hospital for several months. Davis found himself stuck in L.A. He stayed with, and played music with jazz musician Charles Mingus. Later he got a job with Billy Eckstine on a California tour that brought him back to New York.[5] In 1948, Parker returned from Los Angeles, and Davis joined his group again.

The musicians in Parker's group were not getting on very well. Parker's behavior was unpredictable because of his drug addiction. Davis and Roach did not agree with Parker hiring Duke Jordan as a pianist[2] and would have preferred Bud Powell). In December 1948, Davis left the group after an argument with Parker at the Royal Roost. He began to work more independently with different groups in New York.

Birth of the Cool (1948–49)

In 1948 Davis grew close to the Canadian composer and music arranger Gil Evans. Davis used to meet other musicians at Evans' house, like Roach, the pianist John Lewis and the baritone saxophone player Gerry Mulligan. Evans had been the arranger for the orchestra of Claude Thornhill and it was the sound of this group, as well as Duke Ellington's example, that inspired the creation of a large group including a french horn and a tuba.

Davis took a very active role in the project,[6] and it soon became "his project". They tried to achieve a sound similar to a human voice, over carefully arranged compositions.

The group first played in the summer of 1948 at the Royal Roost. They were active to the end of 1949 and had several changes of musician. There were many white musicians in the group and this made some African American jazz players angry. Many of them were unemployed at the time. Davis did not listen to them.[7]

The group got a recording contract with Capitol Records and they had several recording sessions between January 1949 and April 1950. This music was released on an album called Birth of the Cool. This album gave its name to a new style of jazz called "cool jazz". Davisknew how important his project was and even turned down a job with Duke Ellington's orchestra.[2] This group also led to the beginning of the lifelong friendship between Davis and Gil Evans.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Miles Davis". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.. http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/miles-davis. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe, Miles: The Autobiography, Simon and Schuster, 1989, ISBN 0671635042.
  3. Ashley Kahn Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece.
  4. See the Plosin session database [1].
  5. On this occasion, Mingus criticized bitterly Davis for abandoning his "musical father" (see Autobiography).
  6. "Miles, the bandleader. He took the initiative and put the theories to work. He called the rehearsals, hired the halls, called the players, and generally cracked the whip." Gerry Mulligan "I hear America singing".
  7. "So I just told them that if a guy could play as good as Lee Konitz played – that's who they were mad about most, because there were a lot of black alto players around – I would hire him every time, and I wouldn't give a damn if he was green with red breath. I'm hiring a motherfucker to play, not for what color he is." Miles Davis, Autobiography


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