History Music / MilesDavis

21st Apr '16 6:06:19 PM bt8257
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* OutOfCharacterMoment: A young music student from Norway (now a composer), once related how Miles suddenly made a social call to her student`s dorm room in Germany late one night while he was touring there. It seemed he just wanted to chat, and sat with her all night, revealing an utterly lonely and vulnerable man. She recalled later how grateful he was for being able to just sit down and open up, and actually offered her the ability to travel with him, just for the company. Considering the fact that Miles was known to be a ''major'' {{jerkass}}, this student never forgot the experience, and later wrote it down.

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: A young music student from Norway (now a composer), once related how Miles suddenly made a social call to her student`s dorm room in Germany late one night while he was touring there. It seemed he just wanted to chat, and sat with her all night, revealing an utterly lonely and vulnerable man. She recalled later how grateful he was for being able to just sit down and open up, and actually offered her the ability to travel with him, just for the company. Considering the fact that Miles was known to be a ''major'' '''''MAJOR''''' {{jerkass}}, this student never forgot the experience, and later wrote it down.
19th Apr '16 3:48:54 AM bt8257
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** Modal jazz with ''Kind of Blue''

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** Modal jazz with ''Kind of Blue''Blue''.



** Fusion and avant-garde jazz with ''Miles in the Sky''
** A lighter style of fusion, incorporating funk elements with ''The Man with the Horn''
** Synthesizers and smooth jazz with ''Decoy''
** Hip hop and NewJackSwing with ''Doo-Bop'', his final album
* [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known By Their]] [[OnlyOneName One Name]]: Somewhat similar to [[TheSmiths Morrissey]]'s case - he always went by "Miles Davis", but hey, you can just say "Miles", everybody'll know who you're referring to. This was acknowledged in the title of his autobiography, which was simply titled ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Miles: The Autobiography]]''.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: A young music student from Norway (now a composer), once related how Miles suddenly made a social call to her student`s dorm room in Germany late one night while he was touring there. It seemed he just wanted to chat, and sat with her all night, revealing an utterly lonely and vulnerable man. She recalled later how grateful he was for being able to just sit down and open up, and actually offered her the ability to travel with him, just for the company. When considering how much of a major {{jerkass}} he was known to be, this student never forgot the experience, and later wrote it down.

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** Fusion and avant-garde jazz with ''Miles in the Sky''
Sky''.
** A lighter style of fusion, incorporating funk elements with ''The Man with the Horn''
Horn''.
** Synthesizers and smooth jazz with ''Decoy''
''Decoy''.
** Hip hop and NewJackSwing with ''Doo-Bop'', his final album
album.
* [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known By Their]] [[OnlyOneName One Name]]: Somewhat similar to [[TheSmiths [[Music/TheSmiths Morrissey]]'s case - he always went by "Miles Davis", but hey, you can just say "Miles", everybody'll know and everybody knows who you're referring to. This was acknowledged in the title of his autobiography, which was simply titled ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Miles: The Autobiography]]''.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: A young music student from Norway (now a composer), once related how Miles suddenly made a social call to her student`s dorm room in Germany late one night while he was touring there. It seemed he just wanted to chat, and sat with her all night, revealing an utterly lonely and vulnerable man. She recalled later how grateful he was for being able to just sit down and open up, and actually offered her the ability to travel with him, just for the company. When considering how much of a major {{jerkass}} he Considering the fact that Miles was known to be, be a ''major'' {{jerkass}}, this student never forgot the experience, and later wrote it down.



** That was his ReclusiveArtist phase.
9th Apr '16 1:00:23 PM DavidDelony
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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''.
2nd Apr '16 2:01:34 AM bt8257
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* OutOfCharacterMoment: A young music student from Norway (now a composer), once related how Miles suddenly made a social call to her student`s dorm room in Germany late one night while he was touring there. It seemed he just wanted to chat, and sat with her all night, revealing an utterly lonely and vulnerable man. She recalled later how grateful he was for being able to just sit down and open up, and actually offered her the ability to travel with him, just for the company. When considering the {{jerkass}} Miles was known to be, this student never forgot the experience, and later wrote it down.

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: A young music student from Norway (now a composer), once related how Miles suddenly made a social call to her student`s dorm room in Germany late one night while he was touring there. It seemed he just wanted to chat, and sat with her all night, revealing an utterly lonely and vulnerable man. She recalled later how grateful he was for being able to just sit down and open up, and actually offered her the ability to travel with him, just for the company. When considering the how much of a major {{jerkass}} Miles he was known to be, this student never forgot the experience, and later wrote it down.



* {{Sampling}}: Miles only ever sampled on his final album ''Doo-Bop'', as it was produced by Easy Mo Bee, the hip hop producer who went on to produce half of TheNotoriousBIG's album ''Music/ReadyToDie''. Miles himself has been sampled hundreds of times, and not just by hip hop artists; {{Radiohead}} and Chaka Khan have had their turns sampling his output.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: According to his own recollections, Miles spent his 1975-1981 "retirement" mostly sitting on his couch, watching TV and occasionally leaving the house to get more drugs. His habits alone would probably make the RedHotChiliPeppers look like the healthiest kids around.

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* {{Sampling}}: Miles only ever sampled on his final album ''Doo-Bop'', as it was produced by Easy Mo Bee, the hip hop producer who went on to produce half of TheNotoriousBIG's Music/TheNotoriousBIG's album ''Music/ReadyToDie''. Miles himself has been sampled hundreds of times, and not just by hip hop artists; {{Radiohead}} and Chaka Khan have had their turns sampling his output.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: According to his own recollections, Miles spent his 1975-1981 197581 "retirement" mostly sitting on his couch, watching TV and occasionally leaving the house to get more drugs. His habits alone would probably make the RedHotChiliPeppers look like the healthiest kids around.
27th Mar '16 7:00:58 PM modgethanc
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* ClusterFBomb: His autobiography can at times be mistaken for an academic study on the various possible uses of the word "motherfucker".

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* ClusterFBomb: His autobiography can at times be mistaken BrilliantButLazy: Not for an academic study on the various possible uses of the word "motherfucker". his output during his music career (which was very productive) but in music school at Juilliard, he got fairly mediocre grades and dropped out after one year.


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* SirSwearsALot: His autobiography can at times be mistaken for an academic study on [[ClusterFBomb the various possible uses of the word "motherfucker".]].
3rd Mar '16 10:03:56 AM AfroThunder
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** Hip hop and New jack swing with ''Doo-Bop'', his final album

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** Hip hop and New jack swing NewJackSwing with ''Doo-Bop'', his final album



* {{Sampling}}: Miles only ever sampled on his final album ''Doo-Bop'', as it was produced by Easy Mo Bee, the hip hop producer who went on to produce half of TheNotoriousBIG's album ''Ready to Die''. Miles himself has been sampled hundreds of times, and not just by hip hop artists; {{Radiohead}} and Chaka Khan have had their turns sampling his output.

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* {{Sampling}}: Miles only ever sampled on his final album ''Doo-Bop'', as it was produced by Easy Mo Bee, the hip hop producer who went on to produce half of TheNotoriousBIG's album ''Ready to Die''.''Music/ReadyToDie''. Miles himself has been sampled hundreds of times, and not just by hip hop artists; {{Radiohead}} and Chaka Khan have had their turns sampling his output.
6th Feb '16 5:42:06 PM bt8257
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1959's ''Music/KindOfBlue'' and 1970's ''Music/BitchesBrew'' are often cited as the two top selling jazz albums ever made, with the former also being cited as the best jazz album ever made. His PsychedelicRock-influenced jazz-fusion material from the 1970s has proved to be very influential among various rock and AlternativeRock acts (such as Music/{{Radiohead}}, Music/BrianEno, Music/KingCrimson, Music/FrankZappa, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/SteelyDan, Music/TalkTalk, Music/TangerineDream), making him probably the most influential jazz musician when it comes to rock. His [[ArchivePanic massive discography]] (48 studio, 36 live and 35 compilations, many of which are considered essential to his oeuvre, such as ''Birth of the Cool'') as a whole can be a frequent source of [[CanonDisContinuity Dis Continuities]] due to containing every style of jazz in existence.

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1959's ''Music/KindOfBlue'' and 1970's ''Music/BitchesBrew'' are often cited as the two top selling jazz albums ever made, with the former also being cited as the best jazz album ever made. His PsychedelicRock-influenced jazz-fusion material from the 1970s has proved to be very influential among various rock and AlternativeRock acts (such as Music/{{Radiohead}}, Music/BrianEno, Music/KingCrimson, Music/FrankZappa, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/SteelyDan, Music/TalkTalk, Music/TangerineDream), making him probably the most influential jazz musician when it comes to rock. His [[ArchivePanic massive discography]] (48 studio, 36 live and 35 compilations, many of which are considered essential to his oeuvre, such as ''Birth of the Cool'') as a whole can be a frequent source of [[CanonDisContinuity Dis Continuities]] [[CanonDiscontinuity discontinuities]] due to containing every style of jazz in existence.
30th Jan '16 4:27:00 PM DavidDelony
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* SmallReferencePools: One of the few jazz musicians most non-jazz fans can name offhand.
9th Jan '16 12:45:15 PM Morgenthaler
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It's impossible to do justice to his long and innovative career, so we're going to try to sum up the highlights. ToMakeALongStoryShort: he started as a bebop musician playing trumpet with CharlieParker, before ending up at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz after TheForties, helping pioneer subgenres such as cool jazz, modal jazz, jazz fusion and jazz-rock, and by his death he had become one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century. Basically he is sort of the Music/{{Nirvana}} of jazz: ''everybody'' gets into him at a given moment.

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It's impossible to do justice to his long and innovative career, so we're going to try to sum up the highlights. ToMakeALongStoryShort: he started as a bebop musician playing trumpet with CharlieParker, Music/CharlieParker, before ending up at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz after TheForties, helping pioneer subgenres such as cool jazz, modal jazz, jazz fusion and jazz-rock, and by his death he had become one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century. Basically he is sort of the Music/{{Nirvana}} of jazz: ''everybody'' gets into him at a given moment.
3rd Jun '15 2:00:20 PM CassandraLeo
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** Several of the ''Bitches Brew'' sidemen were well-known in their own right: Chick Corea was an established solo artist, Joe Zawinul was famous for having worked with Cannonball Adderley, and Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter were top solo artists aside from having already spent several years with Miles. Furthermore, Zawinul and Shorter went on to found the famed jazz fusion band Weather Report after leaving Davis' group, while Corea went on to form Return to Forever.

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** Several of the ''Bitches Brew'' sidemen were well-known in their own right: Chick Corea was an established solo artist, Joe Zawinul was famous for having worked with Cannonball Adderley, and Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter were top solo artists aside from having already spent several years with Miles. Furthermore, Zawinul and Shorter went on to found the famed jazz fusion band Weather Report Music/WeatherReport after leaving Davis' group, while Corea went on to form Return to Forever.Forever, and guitarist Music/JohnMcLaughlin went on to form Mahavishnu Orchestra.
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