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Davis, Miles

Works: 2,876 works in 11,267 publications in 10 languages and 103,744 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Jazz  Live sound recordings  Operas  Bop (Music)  Drama  Film adaptations  Cool jazz  Songs  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Composer, Interviewee, Musician, Conductor, Singer, Other, Originator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Actor, Translator, Creator, Artist, Arranger, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: ML419.D39, 781.65
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Most widely held works about Miles Davis
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Most widely held works by Miles Davis
Kind of blue by Miles Davis( Recording )

251 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DVD incorporates Columbia staff photographer Don Hunstein's black-and-white still photography of the studio sessions, the voice of Miles at the sessions, and excerpts of radio interviews with Evans and Adderley. There are interviews with David Amram, the late Ed Bradley, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock (who demonstrates "So what" at he the piano), funk-rocker Me'Shell Ndegeocello, hip-hop's Q-Tip, Carlos Santana, John Scofield, Horace Silver, and many others. It also unearths the group's entire 26 minute in-session appearance on "Robert Herridge Theatre: The sound of Miles Davis, " a CBS television program recorded in 1959 and broadcast in 1960. The documentary was produced by Nell Mulderry, directed by Chris Lenz, edited by Paul Rachman, co-produced by Ashley Kahn, and written by Michael Cuscuna
Birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

122 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Birth of the Cool is an album which collects twelve songs recorded by the Miles Davis nonet for Capitol Records in 1949 and 1950"--More info at YouTube, Nov. 2008
Bitches brew by Miles Davis( Recording )

148 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features additional tracks, alternate takes and the Copenhagen Live 1969 DVD
Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis( Recording )

173 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Gil Evans kongenial arrangierter orchestraler Jazz. Gehört in jeden Jazz-Grundbestand
Somethin' else by Cannonball Adderley( Recording )

100 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titelliste: 01. Autumn Leaves (10:57) 02. Love For Sale (07:03) 03. Somethin' Else (08:12) 04. One For Daddy-O (08:21) 05. Dancing In The Dark (04:04) 06. Bangoon (Aka Alison's Uncle) (05:05)
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

112 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The buzzard song; Bess, you is my woman now; Gone Gone, gone, gone; Summertime; Bess, oh where's my Bess; Prayer (oh doctor Jesus); Fishermen, strawberry and devil crab; My man's gone now; There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York; It ain't necessarily so; Here come de honey man; I love you, Porgy
'Round about midnight by Miles Davis( Recording )

91 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Round midnight / Hanighen, C. Williams, T. Monk -- Ah-leu-cha / C. Parker -- All of you / Cole Porter -- Bye bye blackbird / M. Dixon, R. Henderson -- Tadd's delight / Dameron -- Dear old Stockholm / S. Getz
In a silent way by Miles Davis( Recording )

103 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Davis : Ken Burns jazz by Miles Davis( Recording )

173 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of pieces by various composers
Miles ahead by Miles Davis( Recording )

126 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This album is perhaps most significant for the process it set in motion -- the collaboration between Gil Evans and Miles Davis that would produce Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain, two of Davis' best albums. That said, this album is a miracle in itself, the result of a big gamble on the part of Columbia Records, who put together Evans and Davis, who hadn't worked together since recording the critically admired but commercially unsuccessful sides that would later be issued as The Birth of the Cool. Columbia also allowed Evans to assemble a 19-piece band for the recordings, at a time when big bands were far out of fashion and also at a time when the resulting recordings could not be released until two years in the future (because of Davis' contractual obligations with Prestige). Davis was also expected to carry the album as its only soloist, and manage not to get lost among a cast of supporting musicians that included a huge horn section. To a large extent, he succeeds. Evans' arrangements in particular are well-suited to the format, and he and Davis formed a deep and close partnership where ideas were swapped back and forth, nurtured, and developed long before they were expressed in the studio. Davis gets off to a great start, with the hyper-kinetic "Springsville," which seems to almost perfectly embody Evans' and Davis' partnership with its light, flexible exchanges between soloist and orchestra. He is strongest on the ballads, though, where his subdued and wistful tone rises high above the hushed accompaniment, especially on "Miles Ahead" and "Blues for Pablo" (which foreshadows the bluesy, Latin-tinged sound of Sketches of Spain). The upbeat "I Don't Want to Be Kissed (By Anyone but You)" is another strong song, but shows the weakness of the format as Davis intersperses a charming, bright, technically challenging solo with a blasting horn section that occasionally buries him. It is a fine end, however, to an album that gave a hint of the greatness that would come as Evans and Davis fine-tuned their partnership over the course of the next several years. Stacia Proefrock
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud = Elevator to the gallows by Louis Malle( Visual )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julien is a former paratrooper, who now works for millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala. He is in love with Florence, Carala's wife. They plan to murder him and make it look like a suicide, but Julien forgets a rather important detail. Leaving the engine of his sports car running, he races up to the office to retrieve it, but fate intervenes, and Julien misses his rendezvous with Florence. She spends the night wandering the Parisian streets alone. Meanwhile brash teenager Louis and his girlfriend Veronique decide to "borrow" the car, which launches a disastrous stream of coincidence with sinister consequences
Miles smiles by Miles Davis Quintet( Recording )

60 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bags' groove by Miles Davis( Recording )

66 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walkin' by Miles Davis All Stars( Recording )

67 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The undeniable strength and conviction present in Miles Davis' performance on Walkin', underscores the urgency and passion with which he would rightfully reclaim his status as a primary architect of bop
Bird : the original recordings of Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker( Recording )

10 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nefertiti by Miles Davis( Recording )

67 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to Jack Johnson by Miles Davis( Recording )

55 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles on Miles : interviews and encounters with Miles Davis by Paul Maher( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering 30 most vital Miles Davis interviews--on his music, his life, and his philosophy--this collection reveals the jazz icon as a complex and contradictory man, secretive at times but extraordinarily revealing at others. Miles was not only a musical genius, but an enigma, and nowhere else was he so compelling, exasperating, and entertaining as he was in his interviews, which vary from polite to outrageous, from straight-ahead to contrarian. Many were conducted by leading journalists like Leonard Feather, Stephen Davis, Ben Sidran, Mike Zwerin, and Nat Hentoff; while others have never before been printed, and are newly transcribed from radio and television shows--making this the definitive source for anyone wanting to really encounter the legend in print
Miles, the autobiography by Miles Davis( Book )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse jazztrompettist (1926- )
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Miles on Miles : interviews and encounters with Miles Davis
Alternative Names

controlled identityHenry, Cleo

Davies, Miles 1926-1991

Davis, M. 1926-1991

Davis, Miles 1926-1991

Davis, Miles D. 1926-1991

Davis, Miles Dewey

Davis, Miles Dewey 1926-1991

Davis, Miles Dewey Davis, III

Davis, Miles Dewey III

Davis#III#, Miles Dewey 1926-1991

Deiviss, Mailss, 1926-1991

Mailss Deiviss

Majls Dejvis


Miles Davies

Miles Davis

Miles Davis afroamerikai jazz trombitás, zenekarvezető és zeneszerző

Miles Davis americký trumpetista

Miles Davis Amerikaans jazz-trompettist

Miles Davis amerykański trębacz jazzowy

Miles Davis compositore, trombettista jazz statunitense

Miles Davis en amerikanisch Dschääsmuusiker

Miles Davis Jazz trumpeter

Miles Davis jazzman américain

Miles Davis trompetista y compositor estadounidense de jazz

Miles Davis US-amerikanischer Jazz-Trompeter, -Flügelhornist, Komponist und Bandleader

Μάιλς Ντέιβις Αμερικανός τζαζ μουσικός

Дейвис, Майлс

Дэвис, Майлс

Дэвис, Майлс 1926-1991

Майлз Девіс

Майлс Дейвис

Майлс Дэйвіс

Мајлс Дејвис

Մայլս Դևիս

מיילס דייוויס

מיילס דייוויס מוזיקאי אמריקאי

مايلز ديفيس

مایلز دیویس

माइल्स डेव्हिस

মাইলস ডেভিস

ਮਾਇਲਸ ਡੇਵਿਸ

ไมล์ส เดวิส

მაილს დევისი

데이비스, 듀이 마일즈 1926-1991

데이비스, 마일스 1926-1991

데이비스, 마일즈 1926-1991

마일스 데이비스

마일스 데이비스 미국의 재즈 음악가

デイビス, マイルス

デイビス, マイルス・デューイ



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