Miles Davis

Miles Davis

2008 2012 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 Erin Davis and his cousin, Vince Wilburn Jr., produce and market the album Miles from India. The U.S. Postal Service issues a stamp featuring Edith Piaf and Miles Davis.

Author: Tamra Orr

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612283418

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Known to jazz lovers around the world as the Prince of Darkness, Miles Davis lived a roller–coaster life of highs and lows. In this book you will get the chance to meet the musician up close. You can follow his lows of grappling with the power of drug and alcohol addiction and racial prejudice to his highs of achieving world fame and appreciation, plus becoming a husband, father, and grandfather. Meet the man who created some of the most popular jazz music ever played, and find out how his career led him to become an enduring jazz legend.
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Miles Davis

Miles Davis

In Miles on Miles: Interviews and Encounters With Miles Davis. Paul Maher, Jr. and Michael K. Dorr, eds. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books. 342 p. ISBN: 9-781-55652-706-7. LCCN: ML419 .D39 A5 2009. A biographical portrait by Miles Davis in ...

Author: Clarence Bernard Henry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317228394

Category: Music

Page: 308

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This research and information guide provides a wide range of scholarship on the life, career, and musical legacy of Miles Davis, and is compiled for an interdisciplinary audience of scholars in jazz and popular music, musicology, and cultural studies. It serves as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field.
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Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Miles Davis: A Biography. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1982. Christgau, Robert. (Oct. 14, 1997). “Miles Davis's '70s: The Excitement! The Terror!” Village Voice. http://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/rock/davis97.php.

Author: Jennifer Warner

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781629173931

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 90

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The 20th century produced only a handful of musicians who could be called geniuses – people who would have achieved timeless fame no matter when they were born. Miles Davis is one of those individuals. He primarily played the trumpet, though he was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. His signature style was minimalist and improvisational. Those closest to him described a shy person who used anger and arrogance as a shield to keep others away. Likewise, his addictive personality – he battled drugs and alcohol for virtually his entire adult life – made his creative achievements all the more remarkable. Miles died younger than he might have were it not for those self-destructive tendencies, but not before creating dozens of the most important jazz albums in the history of the genre. This book explores Davis’ fascinating life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Miles Davis, the Playboyinterview, 1962 life, he told it often. During his brief three-semester course of study at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, an instructor was explaining that the blues came from the pain and plight of ...

Author: Ron Carter

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760342626

Category: Music

Page: 227

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Here is the illustrated history of Miles Davis, the world’s most popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and musical visionary. Davis is one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figures in the history of music. He’s been at the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz-rock fusion, and remains the favorite and best-selling jazz artist ever, beloved worldwide. He’s also a fascinating character—moody, dangerous, brilliant. His story is phenomenal, including tempestous relationships with movie stars, heroin addictions, police busts, and more; connections with other jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, John McLaughlin, and many others; and later fusion ventures that outraged the worlds of jazz and rock. Written by an all-star team, including Sonny Rollins, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Lenny White, Greg Tate, Ashley Kahn, Robin D. G. Kelley, Francis Davis, George Wein, Vincent Bessières, Gerald Early, Nate Chinen, Nalini Jones, Dave Liebman, Garth Cartwright, and more.
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Miles Davis Bitches Brew

Miles Davis  Bitches Brew

After the take on “Woody'n You,” producer Bob Weinstock jokingly asks Miles to do it over, and Miles responds: “Why?” Enrico Merlin, “Sessionography, 1967–1991,” in Paul Tingen, Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, ...

Author: George Grella

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628929447

Category: Music

Page: 128

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It was 1969, and Miles Davis, prince of cool, was on the edge of being left behind by a dynamic generation of young musicians, an important handful of whom had been in his band. Rock music was flying off in every direction, just as America itself seemed about to split at its seams. Following the circumscribed grooves and ambiance of In A Silent Way; coming off a tour with a burning new quintet-called 'The Lost Band'-with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette; he went into the studio with musicians like frighteningly talented guitarist John McLaughlin, and soulful Austrian keyboardist Joe Zawinul. Working with his essential producer, Teo Macero, Miles set a cauldron of ideas loose while the tapes rolled. At the end, there was the newly minted Prince of Darkness, a completely new way forward for jazz and rock, and the endless brilliance and depth of Bitches Brew. Bitches Brew is still one of the most astonishing albums ever made in either jazz or rock. Seeming to fuse the two, it actually does something entirely more revolutionary and open-ended: blending the most avant-garde aspects of Western music with deep grooves, the album rejects both jazz and rock for an entirely different idea of how music can be made.
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Miles Davis New Research on Miles Davis His Circle

Miles Davis  New Research on Miles Davis   His Circle

Note: Miss Scotland was the guest and she cooked Miles Davis (coughs): St. Louis. Steve Allen: Hmm? Miles Davis: St. Louis. Steve Allen: Got a cold? Miles Davis: No, I had an operation on my throat. Steve Allen: Oh really?

Author: Masaya Yamaguchi

Publisher: Masaya Music

ISBN: 9780999878422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 664

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Masaya Yamaguchi is Japanese-born musician and educator, who lives in the US. This book grew out of research Yamaguchi did on Miles' autobiography, which was written by Quincy Troupe from hours of transcribed interviews with Miles. Yamaguchi obtained 1200 pages of the transcripts and has meticulously and painstakingly researched and checked the contents. He finds various errors and anomalies, and corrects the information with strong evidence. The book is full of images of transcript pages (which include content not seen in the autobiography), letters and memos. There's plenty of stuff about Miles'1980s music, especially on the guitarists Miles used during this era (thelastmiles.com/library_milesdavis_4/).
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Miles Davis Songbook

Miles Davis  Songbook

Jazz Piano Solo Series Volume 1 Miles Davis. B O P L I C I T Y (Be Bop Lives) By MILESDAVISandGILEVANS r гейши: .rz-___ дЬпчцч ЕЬТЁб Ст? Ё'ЁЁЕЕЁЁЕЕ-'ЁЕ-гЁ Юта]? [Ubu гнёт}

Author: Miles Davis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781458484123

Category: Music

Page: 72

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(Piano Solo Personality). New piano solo arrangements with chord names of 19 classic tunes by the great Miles Davis: All Blues * Blue in Green * Boplicity (Be Bop Lives) * Circle * Dig * Eighty One * Flamenco Sketches * Four * Freddie Freeloader * Half Nelson * Miles * Milestones * Nardis * Seven Steps to Heaven * So What * Solar * Somethin' Else * The Theme * Tune Up.
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The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press. Chadabe, Joel. 1997. Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Chambers, Jack. (1983) 1985.

Author: Bob Gluck

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226180762

Category: Music

Page: 289

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Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have been fortunate in the past few years to gain access to Davis’s live recordings from this time, when he was working with an ensemble that has come to be known as the Lost Quintet. In this book, jazz historian and musician Bob Gluck explores the performances of this revolutionary group—Davis’s first electric band—to illuminate the thinking of one of our rarest geniuses and, by extension, the extraordinary transition in American music that he and his fellow players ushered in. Gluck listens deeply to the uneasy tension between this group’s driving rhythmic groove and the sonic and structural openness, surprise, and experimentation they were always pushing toward. There he hears—and outlines—a fascinating web of musical interconnection that brings Davis’s funk-inflected sensibilities into conversation with the avant-garde worlds that players like Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane were developing. Going on to analyze the little-known experimental groups Circle and the Revolutionary Ensemble, Gluck traces deep resonances across a commercial gap between the celebrity Miles Davis and his less famous but profoundly innovative peers. The result is a deeply attuned look at a pivotal moment when once-disparate worlds of American music came together in explosively creative combinations.
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Miles Davis Classics Songbook

Miles Davis Classics  Songbook

Jazz Play-Along Volume 79 Miles Davis. Mood BTreble Instruments Petits Machins BTreble Instruments Pfrancing(No Blues) BTrebleInstruments Swing Spring BTreble Instruments Blues by Five ETreble Instruments Circle ETreble Instruments ...

Author: Miles Davis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480311107

Category: Music

Page: 64

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(Jazz Play Along). For use with all Bb, Eb, C and bass clef instruments, the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and audio, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. For study, each tune includes audio with: Melody cue with proper style and inflection * Professional rhythm tracks * Choruses for soloing * Removable bass part * Removable piano part. For performance, each tune also has: An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) * Additional choruses for soloing. Includes 10 songs: Blues by Five * Circle * Eighty One * Flamenco Sketches * Fran Dance * Green Haze * Mood * Petits Machins * Pfrancing (No Blues) * Swing Spring.
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Miles Davis and American Culture

Miles Davis and American Culture

Avakian ' s first love always remained jazz , and his efforts to increase the Columbia label ' s roster of jazz artists led him to sign Miles Davis eighteen months before Davis ' s contract with the smaller Prestige Records terminated .

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

Publisher: Missouri History Museum Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110168965

Category: Music

Page: 246

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His music provoked discussion of art versus commerce, the relationship of artist to audience, and the definition of jazz itself. Whether the topic is race, fashion, or gender relations, the cultural debate about Davis's life remains a confluence.".
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