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Miles Goes Electric

Bob Gluck

in The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

By 1969, a time of societal and culture change, protest, and exploration, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis had assimilated the innovations of Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, in particular Coleman’s ... More


“Bitches Brew,” in the Studio and on the Road

Bob Gluck

in The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

In late August 1969, after touring Europe with his new quintet, Miles Davis assembled a larger studio ensemble built around his working band. The group included multiple keyboardists and ... More


Wayne Shorter: Beyond a Smile on a Face

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the author's interview with American jazz musicians Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. It discusses Shorter's stories about the loss of wife, his autistic child, and other ... More


Miles Davis’s Increasingly Electronic 1970, and a Reflection on His 1971–75 Bands

Bob Gluck

in The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Miles Davis’s desire for a more electric sound led the Fender Rhodes electric piano to become Chick Corea’s instrument in the “Lost” Quintet. Its greater volume and potential to create a wider range ... More


Sorcerer

Davis Quintet

in The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965–68

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195393835
eISBN:
9780190268046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195393835.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the musical composition of the album The Sorcerer by the Miles Davis Quintet. It considers the group's practice of placing complete or partial statements of the head's melody ... More


The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Bob Gluck

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book explores the performances of Miles Davis’s “Lost” Quintet, 1968-1970, to illuminate the unfolding of Davis’s musical thinking during a period of personal transition. A careful listening ... More


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