History Music / MilesDavis

17th Mar '17 12:58:40 PM riceisnice
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*PopStarComposer: Miles put together a band to record a soundtrack for the 1958 Louis Malle film ''Ascenseur pour l'échafaud'' (Elevator To The Gallows). Jazz critic Phil Johnson describes the soundtrack well: "The loneliest trumpet sound you will ever hear, and the model for sad-core music ever since. Hear it and weep."
17th Mar '17 12:48:51 PM riceisnice
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His backing bands have included numerous musicians that would go on to become famous in their own right, such as saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, Music/JohnColtrane, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Music/BillEvans, Music/HerbieHancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, and Keith Jarrett; guitarists Music/JohnMcLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, and Dave Holland; and drummers Music/TonyWilliams, "Philly Jo" Jones, Billy Cobham, and Jack [=DeJohnette=]. He sometimes collaborated with Big Band-leader Gil Evans, and planned collaborations with Music/JimiHendrix and Music/{{Prince}} were cancelled due to the deaths of Hendrix and of Miles himself.

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His backing bands have included numerous musicians that would go on to become famous in their own right, such as saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, Music/JohnColtrane, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Music/BillEvans, Music/HerbieHancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, and Keith Jarrett; guitarists Music/JohnMcLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, and Dave Holland; and drummers Music/TonyWilliams, "Philly Jo" Joe" Jones, Billy Cobham, and Jack [=DeJohnette=]. He sometimes collaborated with Big Band-leader Gil Evans, and planned collaborations with Music/JimiHendrix and Music/{{Prince}} were cancelled due to the deaths of Hendrix and of Miles himself.
7th Feb '17 4:34:41 PM 04tele
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* CoolOldGuy: He definitely qualified in his later years with his experiments with hip-hop. His favorite album toward the end of his life was Music/TheBeastieBoys' ''Music/PaulsBoutique''.

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* CoolOldGuy: He definitely qualified in his later years with his experiments with hip-hop. His One of his favorite album albums toward the end of his life was Music/TheBeastieBoys' ''Music/PaulsBoutique''.
2nd Feb '17 3:00:55 PM bt8257
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** Notably, these tracks were all recorded in an era where it was extremely rare for songs to exceed about 25 minutes due to LP space limitations (not only does the material at the centre of the record have less audio quality due to being spread over less space, which is inevitable the more you put on a record, but anything beyond about 27 minutes in length results in the volume of the record being reduced due to smaller space between the grooves, as well as the amount of dynamic range the recording can contain being reduced for exactly the same reason). Of these, all but the last three took up an entire side of a record; the final three were split up over two sides. Davis routinely exceeded the traditional LP length; each record of the two-record set ''Get Up with It'' exceeded an hour in length. To put things in perspective, you couldn't fit three LP sides' worth of material from that album on a single CD. That's almost unheard of, and it's common for double albums from the vinyl era to fit on one disc (although I'm not aware of ''any'' of Davis's double albums where that was the case). If ''Get Up with It'' were reissued on vinyl today it would almost certainly be reissued as a three- or four-LP set with the two longest tracks split up over multiple sides due to vinyl's reputation these days as an audiophile format. ''Dark Magus'' also deserves a special mention for ''every single song'' exceeding 25 minutes in length (they were split up into two tracks per song for the CD reissue), although it would be less likely for this record to become a 3LP set in a vinyl reissue as that none of them are all that far over 25 minutes.

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** Notably, these tracks were all recorded in an era where it was extremely rare for songs to exceed about 25 minutes due to LP space limitations (not only does the material at the centre of the record have less audio quality due to being spread over less space, which is inevitable the more you put on a record, but anything beyond about 27 minutes in length results in the volume of the record being reduced due to smaller space between the grooves, as well as the amount of dynamic range the recording can contain being reduced for exactly the same reason). Of these, all but the last three took up an entire side of a record; the final three were split up over two sides. Davis routinely exceeded the traditional LP length; each record of the two-record set ''Get Up with It'' exceeded an hour in length. To put things in perspective, you couldn't fit three LP sides' worth of material from that album on a single one CD. That's almost unheard of, and it's common for double albums from the vinyl era to fit on one disc (although I'm not aware of ''any'' of Davis's double albums where that was the case). If ''Get Up with It'' were reissued on vinyl today it would almost certainly be reissued as a three- or four-LP set with the two longest tracks split up over multiple sides due to vinyl's reputation these days as an audiophile format. ''Dark Magus'' also deserves a special mention for ''every single song'' exceeding 25 minutes in length (they were split up into two tracks per song for the CD reissue), although it would be less likely for this record to become a 3LP set in a vinyl reissue as that none of them are all that far over 25 minutes.
13th Nov '16 11:10:27 AM AfroThunder
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** ''Doo-Bop'' begins and ends with the track "Mystery".
5th Nov '16 4:57:31 PM Ezclee4050
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* Bookends: Both tracks on ''In a Silent Way'' open and close with the first section of the piece repeated in its entirety.

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* Bookends: {{Bookends}}: Both tracks on ''In a Silent Way'' open and close with the first section of the piece repeated in its entirety.
5th Nov '16 4:57:00 PM Ezclee4050
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* Bookends: Both tracks on ''In a Silent Way'' open and close with the first section of the piece repeated in its entirety.
4th Nov '16 8:44:50 PM AfroThunder
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* PosthumousCollaboration: Because Miles had passed away during the recording sessions of ''Doo-Bop'', album producer Easy Mo Bee was tasked with creating brand new tracks from Miles' then-unreleased "[=RubberBand=]" sessions with Music/{{Prince}}. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0"High Speed Chase"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0 "Fantasy"]] were the results.

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* PosthumousCollaboration: Because Miles had passed away during the recording sessions of ''Doo-Bop'', album producer Easy Mo Bee was tasked with creating brand new tracks from Miles' then-unreleased "[=RubberBand=]" sessions with Music/{{Prince}}. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0"High com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0 "High Speed Chase"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0 "Fantasy"]] were the results.
4th Nov '16 8:44:24 PM AfroThunder
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* PosthumousCollaboration: Because Miles had passed away during the recording sessions of ''Doo-Bop'', album producer Easy Mo Bee was tasked with creating brand new tracks from Miles' then-unreleased "[=RubberBand=]" sessions with Music/{{Prince}}. [[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0"High Speed Chase"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0 "Fantasy"]] were the results.

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* PosthumousCollaboration: Because Miles had passed away during the recording sessions of ''Doo-Bop'', album producer Easy Mo Bee was tasked with creating brand new tracks from Miles' then-unreleased "[=RubberBand=]" sessions with Music/{{Prince}}. [[ https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0"High Speed Chase"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0 "Fantasy"]] were the results.
4th Nov '16 8:43:15 PM AfroThunder
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* PosthumousCollaboration: Because Miles had passed away during the recording sessions of ''Doo-Bop'', album producer Easy Mo Bee was tasked with creating brand new tracks from Miles' then-unreleased "[=RubberBand=]" sessions with Music/{{Prince}}. [[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0"High Speed Chase"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti54mhjOX_0 "Fantasy"]] were the results.
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