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  Miles Davis, romantic hero. - By Stanley Crouch - Slate Magazine
Davis became a matinee idol in the mid-1950s when dark-skinned men were beginning to break through the barriers that kept them from being seen in romantic roles or thought of as superb interpreters of love songs.
Miles Davis, however, tamed those savage surroundings and made it clear that if he didn't feel respected or comfortable he would leave and the paying customers could have it out with the club owners.
Little, dark, touchy, even evil, Miles Davis walked onto his bandstand and made public visions of tenderness that were, finally, absolute rejections of everything silly about the version of masculinity that might hobble men in either the white or the fl world.
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  Miles Davis - Music Downloads - Online
Davis was the son of a dental surgeon, Dr. Miles Dewey Davis, Jr., and a music teacher, Cleota Mae (Henry) Davis, and thus grew up in the fl middle class of east St. Louis after the family moved there shortly after his birth.
Davis, meanwhile, had moved on to co-leading a band with pianist Tadd Dameron in 1949, and the group took him out of the country for an appearance at the Paris Jazz Festival in May. But the trumpeter's progress was impeded by an addiction to heroin that plagued him in the early '50s.
Miles Davis took an all-inclusive, constantly restless approach to jazz that had begun to fall out of favor by the time of his death, even as it earned him controversy during his lifetime.
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 Miles Davis- The Electric Years- Perfect Sound Forever
Miles was occasionally criticized from this point on for deserting jazz, and for "losing the beauty which had been present in his music".
Miles was not going to be "the next big thing" commercially, was not going to outsell the ranks of white boys playing electrified blues guitar which is what a lot of people were into at the time.
Miles’ staffed his next working band with musicians whose backgrounds were in the kind of funky music that Miles wanted to be working with, rather than in a jazz tradition.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Miles Davis
In 1949 Davis performed with Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey, and with Tadd Dameron, until heroin addiction interrupted his public career intermittently from mid-1949 to 1953.
For years Davis, who trained as a boxer, had always been physically equal to the exertions of playing jazz trumpet; however, in the mid-1970s serious ailments and the effects of an automobile accident obliged him to retire.
In the 1980s Davis was described as a "living legend," a title he detested because it went against his continuing inclination to be associated with new popular music and energetic youthful activities, but one that was nonetheless accurate, reflecting his position as the former partner of both Parker and Coltrane.
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 Miles Davis
Davis was at the center of almost every movement in modern jazz (he skipped "free jazz"): early be-bop (he played with Charlie Parker in 1945); the "cool" sound; hard bop; orchestral experimentation; the "modal revolution"; fusion.
Miles goes electric - piano and bass - with a bunch of really long songs, and it's hit or miss: he said in his autobiography that the Quintet's work had gotten too abstract, and that he wanted to get back to the basics of the blues.
Miles is rarely what you get on this live double LP (he does play nearly all the way through "Back Street Betty," but doesn't find much to say).
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  Biography - Miles Davis (Bio 33)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Davis, meanwhile, had moved on to co-leading a band with pianist Tadd Dameron in 1949, and the group took him out of the country for an appearance at the Paris Jazz Festival in May. But the trumpeter's progress was impeded by an addiction to heroin that plagued him in the early '50s.
Miles Davis took an all-inclusive, constantly restless approach to jazz that had begun to fall out of favor by the time of his death, even as it earned him controversy during his lifetime.
Miles Davis, 'Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet', 1956
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  Miles Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century.
Davis showed that he could play both blues and bebop (ably assisted by Coltrane), but the centerpiece is the title track, a Davis composition centred on the Dorian and Aeolian modes and featuring the free improvisatory modal style that Davis would make his own.
Davis refused to be confined by the expectations of his traditional audience or music critics, and continued to explore the possibilities of his new band.
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 Miles Davis - MSN Encarta
Miles Davis (1926-1991), American trumpet player and bandleader, one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figures in the history of jazz.
Davis was a leading figure in the bebop style of jazz and in combining styles of jazz and rock music.
Beginning in 1975 Davis experienced a period of inactivity and reclusiveness because of injuries suffered in an automobile accident and the subsequent onset of several illnesses.
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 Miles Davis: Tutte le informazioni su Miles Davis su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Miles Davis (26 maggio 1926, † 28 settembre 1991) è stato un compositore jazz statunitense, un trombettista e polistrumentista ed è stato uno dei più influenti, innovativi ed originali musicisti del XX secolo.
Davis mostra di essere in grado di suonare blues e bebop (con l'aiuto del geniale Coltrane), ma il vero capolavoro è la traccia che da il nome al disco, una composizione di Davis basata sui modi Dorico ed Eolio in cui egli si esprime con lo stile di improvvisazione modale libera, che vorrebbe far suo.
Miles Davis ha continuato a suonare incessantemente fino agli ultimi anni della sua vita, ed il 24 luglio ha suonato per l'ultima volta in Italia, allo Stadio Olimpico di Roma.
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 Miles Davis discography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prior to Birth of the Cool his appearances on record were mainly as a member of bebop saxophonist Charlie Parker's quintet.
Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1954, with one track from 1956)
After his five year retirement, Davis recorded initially for Columbia, and from the end of 1985 (Tutu onwards) for Warner Brothers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Miles_Davis_discography   (729 words)

 MILESTONES: A Miles Davis Website
Born 1926 in Alton, Illinois, Miles was the son of a dentist.
Miles was a master of the bebop style, became the driving force behind the cool school, established a most celebrated quintet which featured John Coltrane, redefined orchestral jazz with master arranger and conductor Gil Evans, spearheaded hard-bop, post-bop, jazz-rock, fusion, funk, and even explored rap and hip-hop.
Miles' 1959 album 'Kind Of Blue' is one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time.
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 "The Sound of Miles Davis" by Jan Lohmann
When the concept of the 2nd editon will be as in the first added a few features I think you should know a little about the basic content of the book, and see an example.
If you think that you have information regarding Miles Davis and his music that should be part of a 2nd edition, don’t hesitate to e-mail me.
Miles Davis died in 1991, but his music is still alive.
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 Amazon.com: Bitches Brew: Music: Miles Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The only trouble was, Miles himself was not sure of where he should go after this, and after a lot of rehashes and misdirections, ended his career hiring Sting to play on his albums and covering Cyndi Lauper tunes.
For one, Miles was not selling out his musical talent (he was expanding his audience via performing at pop venues and modifying his albums cover art; he did everything to make more money EXCEPT sacrificing the integrity of his music).
Davis was actually in one of the most inspired and productive phases of his entire career, going into the studio often to work on musical concepts that in this case was not that abrupt a shift from his recording projects of the last several years.
www.amazon.com /Bitches-Brew-Miles-Davis/dp/B00000J7SS   (1804 words)

 Miles Davis - Official site presented by Miles Davis Properties, LLC.
In contrast to his rich formal education as a musician, Miles as an artist was mostly self-taught.
In 1980 Miles began to focus his talent in a new direction and started seeking expression not just through his music but also through visual art.
He became inspired by the Milan-based design movement known as “Memphis” whose theme was based on hot colours and clashing.
www.milesdavis.com /art.asp   (219 words)

 Amazon.com: Kind of Blue: Music: Miles Davis,John Coltrane,Cannonball Adderley,Bill Evans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The band itself is extraordinary (proof of Miles Davis's masterful casting skills, if not of God's existence), listing John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on saxophones, Bill Evans (or, on "Freddie Freeloader," Wynton Kelly) on piano, and the crack rhythm unit of Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums.
Coltrane's astringency on tenor is counterpoised to Adderley's funky self on alto, with Davis moderating between them as Bill Evans conjures up a still lake of sound on which they walk.
"Miles Davis presents here frameworks which are exquisite in their simplicity and yet contain all that is necessary to stimulate performance with a sure reference to the primary conception." Amen.
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 MILES BEYOND, The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991, front page
It is related to its namesake, the only book that contains an in-depth exploration and analysis of the music of the entire electric period–spanning four decades–and that lets the musicians who worked with him during this period speak for themselves.
The watercolor paintings of Miles on the far left and the trumpet at the bottom are by
"Miles Beyond is the most insightful and powerful book on Miles Davis I have read, and I've read everything--not just the Electric Era.
www.miles-beyond.com   (794 words)

 Upcoming Jazz Releases
Miles Davis / Marcus Miller - Music From Siesta (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music)
Miles Davis / Michel Legrand - Dingo (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (WEA)
Miles Davis / Quincy Jones - Live At Montreux (Jpn LP Sleeve) (Remastered) (Warner Music)
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 LegacyRecordings.com: Miles Davis
Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate.
But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean.
It can even be argued that jazz stopped evolving when Davis wasn't there to push it forward.
www.legacyrecordings.com /Miles-Davis.aspx   (119 words)

 Miles Davis: The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (August 1969-February 1970) ---Ink Blot Magazine
From his first recordings with Charlie Parker until his death in 1991, Miles Davis was a hugely influential and often controversial figure in jazz.
With the release of the original double LP, Miles Davis drew a line in the sand that some jazz fans have never crossed, or even forgiven Davis for drawing.
Miles Davis Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
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 Especial Miles Davis. Perfiles · MILES DAVIS | Tomajazz
Enrico Rava y Paolo Fresu: Escuchando a Miles.
The New Miles Davis Quintet / Miles - Cookin' - Workin' - Relaxin' - Steamin' Por Arturo Mora Rioja 1955/1956
Miles Davis Links Por Juan Carlos Hernández aka Mr.
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 Miles Davis Japan - マイルスデイビス日本非公式ファンサイト
マイルス・デイビスとは マイルス入門 ニュース 無料ビデオギャラリー ディスコグラフィ Miles Davisリンク集 アンケート フォーラム(掲示板) フォトアルバム マイルスデイビス仲間 管理人へメール 新着情報 RSS配信 サイトマップ
Miles Davis At the Isle of Wight Festival (993)
Copyright (c) 2007 Miles Davis Japan All rights reserved.
milesdavis-japan.com   (74 words)

 Miles Davis
Miles Davis - Miles Davis - Originals Vol.
Miles Davis - Miles Davis - Kind of Blue - Full Score - Music Book
Miles Davis - Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool - Scores From the Original Parts - Music Book
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 People: Miles Davis
Miles Ahead, a Miles site by Peter Losin
Milestones: a Miles Davis page by Larry Tomczyk
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 Miles Davis - Official site presented by Miles Davis Properties, LLC.
Official site presented by Miles Davis Properties, LLC
represents Miles Davis Estate at 2007 CMJ Music Marathon
Miles resonates stronger than ever as the original icon of cool.
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 Miles Davis - Official site presented by Miles Davis Properties, LLC.
Participating on the Music Legacies Panel with other celebrities
Erin Davis represents Miles Davis Estate on CMJ'S Iconic Songs Panel
Erin Davis in a panel with veteran music critic and moderator Robert Christgau and legendary hip hop artist Mele Mel
www.milesdavis.com /news.asp   (90 words)

 Miles Davis Posters - Buy framed Miles Davis Music Posters and photos.
Miles Davis Posters - Buy framed Miles Davis Music Posters and photos.
The Golden Age of Jazz - Coleman Hawkins & Miles Davis
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