History Music / MilesDavis

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.
14th May '15 9:27:24 PM karstovich2
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Miles Davis (19261991) is a trumpeter, one of the most famous {{Jazz}} musicians and composers to have ever lived.
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Miles Davis (19261991) is was a trumpeter, one of the most famous {{Jazz}} musicians and composers to have ever lived.
14th May '15 1:05:04 AM 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.
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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.group, while Corea went on to form Return to Forever.
20th Jan '15 5:05:52 AM Patachou
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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 John [=McLaughlin=], John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, and Dave Holland; and drummers Tony Williams, "Philly Jo" Jones, Billy Cobham, and Jack [=DeJohnette=]. He sometimes collaborated with Big Band-leader Gil Evans, and planned collaborations with JimiHendrix and {{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 John [=McLaughlin=], Music/JohnMcLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, and Dave Holland; and drummers Tony Williams, Music/TonyWilliams, "Philly Jo" Jones, Billy Cobham, and Jack [=DeJohnette=]. He sometimes collaborated with Big Band-leader Gil Evans, and planned collaborations with JimiHendrix Music/JimiHendrix and {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} were cancelled due to the deaths of Hendrix and of Miles himself.

** Some of these longer tracks were the result of several tracks, or multiple takes from different recording sessions, being spliced together to sound as if they were a single track. This was very controversial with jazz purists, who felt that it robbed the performance of the authenticity they valued so much, and questioned the validity of an improvisation-based music being tampered with in such a way. Some of them still haven't forgiven him, although some of the fusion albums (especially ''In a Silent Way'', ''Bitches Brew'', ''Jack Johnson'', and ''On the Corner'') have been canonised as masterpieces by now. (Note that ''Agharta'', ''Pangaea'', and ''Dark Magus'' are live albums, and the material on these is presumably not edited much, if at all; furthermore, much, though not all, of ''Live-Evil'' was also recorded live).
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** Some of these longer tracks were the result of several tracks, or multiple takes from different recording sessions, being spliced together to sound as if they were a single track. This was very controversial with jazz purists, who felt that it robbed the performance of the authenticity they valued so much, and questioned the validity of an improvisation-based music being tampered with in such a way. Some of them still haven't forgiven him, although some of the fusion albums (especially ''In a Silent Way'', ''Bitches Brew'', ''Music/BitchesBrew'', ''Jack Johnson'', and ''On the Corner'') have been canonised as masterpieces by now. (Note that ''Agharta'', ''Pangaea'', ''Music/{{Pangaea}}'', and ''Dark Magus'' are live albums, and the material on these is presumably not edited much, if at all; furthermore, much, though not all, of ''Live-Evil'' was also recorded live).

* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Many of his pianists. Miles built the concept of ''Kind of Blue'' around Music/BillEvans, who had left the group months earlier, but had neglected to inform current pianist Wynton Kelly of the situation until Kelly arrived at the studio to record the album. [[DisproportionateRetribution He also fired Red Garland for quoting one of his solos.]]
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* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Many of his pianists. Miles built the concept of ''Kind of Blue'' ''Music/KindOfBlue'' around Music/BillEvans, who had left the group months earlier, but had neglected to inform current pianist Wynton Kelly of the situation until Kelly arrived at the studio to record the album. [[DisproportionateRetribution He also fired Red Garland for quoting one of his solos.]]
13th Jan '15 2:33:26 AM 06tele
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* CombatPragmatist: The young Miles couldn't play as fast as Dizzy Gillespie, so he made a virtue out of playing slow instead.
3rd Nov '14 7:31:28 PM MrMatt
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* MathematiciansAnswer: When Music/JohnColtrane told Davis he never knew how to end his solos, Davis suggested that "taking the horn out of your mouth" might help.
16th Sep '14 3:03:28 AM bt8257
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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 {{Nirvana}} of jazz: ''everybody'' gets into him at a given moment. His backing bands have included numerous musicians that would go on to become famous in their own right, such as saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, JohnColtrane, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Music/BillEvans, HerbieHancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, and Keith Jarrett; guitarists John [=McLaughlin=], John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, and Dave Holland; and drummers Tony Williams, "Philly Jo" Jones, Billy Cobham, and Jack [=DeJohnette=]. He sometimes collaborated with Big Band-leader Gil Evans, and planned collaborations with JimiHendrix and {{Prince}} were cancelled due to the deaths of Hendrix and of Miles himself.
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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 {{Nirvana}} Music/{{Nirvana}} of jazz: ''everybody'' gets into him at a given moment. His backing bands have included numerous musicians that would go on to become famous in their own right, such as saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, JohnColtrane, Music/JohnColtrane, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Music/BillEvans, HerbieHancock, Music/HerbieHancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, and Keith Jarrett; guitarists John [=McLaughlin=], John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, and Dave Holland; and drummers Tony Williams, "Philly Jo" Jones, Billy Cobham, and Jack [=DeJohnette=]. He sometimes collaborated with Big Band-leader Gil Evans, and planned collaborations with JimiHendrix and {{Prince}} were cancelled due to the deaths of Hendrix and of Miles himself.
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