History Music / MilesDavis

18th Jun '16 1:20:05 AM gewunomox
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: According to his own recollections, Miles spent his 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.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: According to his own recollections, Miles spent his 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 Music/RedHotChiliPeppers look like the healthiest kids around.
3rd Jun '16 4:34:57 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Bonus points for Miles, who revealed ''why'' he felt he hed to be such a jerkass. He was quite annoyed over the constant ExecutiveMeddling, and somewhat powerless in that respect. The record company actually dumped young musicians on him, to secure later stardom for them, because they had "played with Miles". That policy led to many clashes because he had to put up with band members chosen for him rather than the ones he preferred himself. Although most of those guys were quite good, none of them actually got close to him.
5th May '16 11:22:50 PM GoldenSeals
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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 due to the fact 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 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 due to the fact as that none of them are all that far over 25 minutes.
2nd May '16 4:55:04 AM aye_amber
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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 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.

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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 Music/TheNotoriousBIG's album ''Music/ReadyToDie''. Miles himself has been sampled hundreds of times, and not just by hip hop artists; {{Radiohead}} Music/{{Radiohead}} and Chaka Khan have had their turns sampling his output.
2nd May '16 1:15:25 AM aye_amber
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-->--[[NickCave Grinderman]], The Palaces of Montezuma

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-->--[[NickCave Grinderman]], -->--[[Music/NickCave Grinderman,]] The Palaces of Montezuma
Montezuma.
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".]].
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