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Freedom and Fusion

Ted Gioia

in The History of Jazz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190087210
eISBN:
9780190087227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087210.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The avant-garde (or “free jazz”) musicians who came to the forefront of jazz during the late 1950s and early 1960s mounted a revolutionary movement that challenged all the conventions of the idiom, ... More


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


Laying Down Tracks: Producing Multitrack Recordings, 1967–1990

Michael Jarrett

in Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630588
eISBN:
9781469630601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Recording jazz onto multitrack tape meant that, while music continued to be captured onto tape in studios, albums could be constructed in postproduction: analogous to the way movies were shot on ... More


From Fusion to Funk: Brazilian Musical Strategies of Racial Affiliation in the 1970s

K. E. Goldschmitt

in Bossa Mundo: Brazilian Music in Transnational Media Industries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190923525
eISBN:
9780190923563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923525.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates how Brazilian musicians adjusted their approach to appealing to audiences in the United States and the United Kingdom once the Brazilian military dictatorship descended into ... More


Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Victor Svorinich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Bitches Brew was released, it was not just another jazz album, but a major single event, with ramifications rippling over the next forty-plus years. Not only did Miles Davis change the face 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


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


Miles in the Sky and Filles de Kilimanjaro

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/9780195393835.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter evaluates the final two albums of the Miles Davis Quintet, namely, Miles in the Sky and Filles de Kilimanjaro. It examines the group's attempt to mix jazz with rock elements on the ... 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


Crossing the Electronic Divide: Guitars, Synthesizers, and the Shifting Sound Field of Fusion

Steve Waksman

in The Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199985227
eISBN:
9780190908027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199985227.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

Guitar synthesizers gained prevalence in the 1980s thanks to the work of guitarists such as Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, and Allan Holdsworth. This chapter explores how the guitar synthesizer ... More


The Sound of Sanguma

Denis Crowdy

in Hearing the Future: The Music and Magic of the Sanguma Band

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851569
eISBN:
9780824868307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851569.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter 4 then examines how they sounded and why this is important. The creation of distinctly Melanesian cultural expressions was an important thread in the thinking of Narokobi, Tjibaou, and ... More


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