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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


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


“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


Ornette Coleman’s Children: Comparisons and Contrasts Inside and Outside the Jazz Economy

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/9780226303390.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

A panoply of musical ideas connect Miles Davis’s “Lost” Quintet, Circle, and the Revolutionary Ensemble. Linking these three bands as “children” of Ornette Coleman goes against the oft-told story of ... More


Beyond Brew

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Those musicians involved with Bitches Brew became stars in their own right. This chapter focuses on Davis’s career and personal life shortly after the album came out and how Bitches Brew became the ... 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


Music

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides a complete day to day account of the Bitches Brew sessions. Although Davis conducted his rehearsals for Bitches Brew loosely, his concepts were well developed. He had specific ... More


Aftermath

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the marketing behind Bitches Brew and its response from the media, critics, and fans once the album was released. Davis was now forty-three and wanting to remain relevant. In ... More


Development

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

To many critics and fans, Bitches Brew appeared to have come out of nowhere. His transition from being a “jazz” artist to a “popular” artist parallels the drastic transition Bob Dylan made from being ... More


Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Thomas Owens

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Created in the jazz clubs of New York City, and initially treated by most musicians and audiences as radical, chaotic, and bewildering, bebop has become, this book states, “the lingua franca of jazz, ... More


Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

David H. Rosenthal

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hard bop was a brand of post bebop jazz that enveloped many of the most talented American musicians in the period between 1955 and 1956. These were years unrivalled in jazz history for the number of ... More


Trumpeters

Thomas Owens

in Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The lineage of bebop trumpeters begins with Dizzy Gillespie. His colleagues acknowledged him as a leader from the beginning, and soon the general public was aware of him. Most early articles on the ... More


Miles in 3-D: Images of Bitches Brew

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Using new commentary from the people behind the lens blended with revealing photographs, this chapter examines the visual narrative of Bitches Brew. Although the sessions were never shot, Miles Davis ... More


Post-Production

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the complex post-production process of Bitches Brew. Miles Davis utilized state-of-the-art recording equipment, massive editing work, and a variety of special effects to get his ... More


The Quintet

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/9780195393835.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter outlines the history of the Miles Davis Quintet, one of the most important and influential performers of jazz music. It examines their compositions, recordings, and their working methods ... More


Hard Bop Heterodoxy: Monk, Mingus, Miles, and Trane

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Four superbad jazzmen, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and John Coltrane, were the embodiment of jazz that is at once earthy and exalted. These four giants were superbad because they ... More


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

Keith Waters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195393835
eISBN:
9780190268046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195393835.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The influence of Miles Davis's “second great quintet, ” consisting of Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams continues to resonate. Jazz musicians, historians, and ... More


Musicology beyond the Score and the Performance: Making Sense of the Creak on Miles Davis's “Old Folks”

David Ake

in Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time since Bebop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266889
eISBN:
9780520947399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266889.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter studies “the creak” that can be heard on Miles Davis's “Old Folks”. This song is part of Davis's album, Someday My Prince Will Come, which has never attracted the attention or rave ... More


Preparation

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the preparations Miles Davis took to record Bitches Brew. Davis was obsessed with getting the right musicians and instrumentation. As a result, his final roster was mainly ... More


Miles Davis

Larry Kart

in Jazz in Search of Itself

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Miles Davis, a figure of major artistic importance for almost forty years, who has also become, in the words of fellow musician Chico Hamilton, “jazz's only superstar,” a bona ... More


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