(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.
A compelling few hours' reading for anyone with an interest in 20th-century music.' Kenneth Clarke, The Daily Mail Miles Davis (1926-91) was one of the great jazz musicians, bandleaders and composers. His recordings include several of the most acclaimed and popular jazz album, from the relaxed style of Birth of the Cool to the orchestral Sketches of Spain and the iconic Kind of Blue. And he never ceased to innovate. As the 1960s moved into the 1970s, he developed a darker, more complex sound and began increasingly to use electric instruments. The crowning achievement of his experiments, Bitches Brew (1969), became the bestselling jazz album of all time. In this biography, noted jazz critic Brian Morton takes us through the musical history of this remarkable and influential artist and illuminates the personality behind the sound.
(Fake Book). Miles Davis gave the jazz world innumerable musical innovations and his supporting musicians provided a virtual who's who of the modern jazz era. The Miles Davis Real Book contains highly accurate, easy-to-read, musician-friendly lead sheets for nearly 60 of his most famous original compositions, including: All Blues * Bitches Brew * Blue in Green * Boplicity (Be Bop Lives) * Budo * Eighty One * Flamenco Sketches * Four * Freddie Freeloader * Half Nelson * Miles * Milestones * Nardis * The Serpent's Tooth * Seven Steps to Heaven * Sippin' at Bells * So What * Solar * Somethin' Else * Theme * Tune Up * Vierd Blues * and dozens more top tunes. Essential for every jazz fan!
An engaging portrait of the life and work of jazz great Miles Davis traces his career through the window of fourteen important albums recorded by Davis, illuminating each in terms of their contribution to Davis's evolution as a musician, composer, and group leader, as well as relating them to wider currents in contemporary music and the events in Davis's life.
(Artist Transcriptions). Features 14 Davis originals transcribed note-for-note for trumpet exactly as he recorded them. Includes: Agitation * All Blues * Bitches Brew * Country Son * Eighty One * Filles De Kilimanjaro * Four * Miles * Miles Runs the Voodoo Down * No Blues * Petits Machins * Seven Steps to Heaven * So What * and Spanish Key, plus a biography of this gifted jazz genius.
Release on 2012-11-19 | by Ron Carter,Clark Terry,Lenny White,Greg Tate,Ashley Kahn,Robin D. G. Kelley
The Complete Illustrated History
Author: Ron Carter,Clark Terry,Lenny White,Greg Tate,Ashley Kahn,Robin D. G. Kelley
Pubpsher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Here is the illustrated history of Miles Davis, the worldâ€™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. Heâ€™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. Heâ€™s also a fascinating characterâ€”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 BessiÃ¨res, Gerald Early, Nate Chinen, Nalini Jones, Dave Liebman, Garth Cartwright, and more.
Miles: The Autobiography, like the man himself, holds nothing back. He talks about his battles against drugs and racism, and discusses the many women in his life. But above all, Miles talks about music and musicians, including the legends he has played with over the years: Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Trane, Mingus and many others. The man who has given us the most exciting music of recent times has now given us a fascinating and compelling insight into his extraordinary life. 'An engrossing read . . . gives fascinating insights into the cult phenomenon' Miles Copeland, Weekend Telegraph 'Magnificently truthful, action packed, raw and bleeding' Miles Kington, Independent 'Passionate, opinionated, unfettered . . . What gives this book, and the man, their final weight and strength is that Davis's driving, almost possessed pursuit of his art. The passion to create is all, and let the world go hang itself' Herbert Kretzmer, Daily Mail
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.
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.