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Davis, Miles

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Most widely held works by Miles Davis
Kind of blue by Miles Davis( Recording )

252 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,564 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
Kind of blue by Miles Davis( Recording )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by many jazz fans and critics to be one of the genre's most definitive albums. All of the tracks have a relaxed and easygoing feel. Davis' backing band includes such legends as Cannonball Adderly and Bill Evans
Birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

110 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 749 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in French and held by 746 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
Bags' groove by Miles Davis( Recording )

71 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis( Recording )

187 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Gil Evans kongenial arrangierter orchestraler Jazz. Gehört in jeden Jazz-Grundbestand
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from Gershwin's opera arranged for jazz ensemble
Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis( Recording )

3 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somethin' else by Cannonball Adderley( Recording )

114 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 656 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)
Bitches brew by Miles Davis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Davis by Miles Davis( Recording )

197 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of pieces by various composers
In a silent way by Miles Davis( Recording )

137 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles tones by Miles Davis( Recording )

210 editions published between 1896 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is immediately noticeable upon listening to this delicately and superbly remastered version of Miles Davis classic first -- and only -- album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it is true that the album's title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis' music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. The rest is all blues in any flavor you wish you call your own. For starters, there's the steaming bebop blues of "Dr. Jackie"--Recorded in 1955 for a Prestige session with Jackie McLean. Davis is still in his role as a trumpet master, showing a muscularity of tone that reveals something more akin to Roy Eldridge or Louis Armstrong than Dizzy or Fats Navarro. The tempo is furious as all the members of the sextet solo except for Jones. The saxophonists trade choruses and come off sounding like mirrored images of one another in the slower, post-bop blues that is "Sid's Ahead." With a slippery melody line that quotes two harmonic lines from early New Orleans-styled blues, Davis drives the band into the rhythm section's garage. It's Cannonball first with his stuttered, angular lines, hiccuping halfway through the interval before continuing on with a squeak here and the slightest squawk there. Next up is Davis, blowing fluid and straightened lines, ribbons through the rhythm section's center as Red Garland lays out and leaves it to Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones to provide the earnest, time-keeping 4/4 that Davis sidles to in the tune. When Coltrane solos, all best are off as he plays as pure a blues as he was capable at the time. Nonetheless, there are the long lines of slurred notes, smattered against Garland's harmonies and he slips into quoting "Skip to my Lou" before knotting it back down to the basics and even then not for long. Coltrane was already exploring the edges of mode and harmony; he used an intervallic invention in the choruses to juxtapose his solo against the rhythm section and it worked -- but it must have made Davis raise an eyebrow. Chambers' solo is as tasteful and as breezy and free as only he could be. His contrapuntal soloing rides the rhythm out, Garland striding along quietly until the tune returns
Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet( Recording )

59 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 625 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
Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis( )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walkin' by Miles Davis All Stars( Recording )

82 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 545 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
Bitches brew by Miles Davis( Recording )

159 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features additional tracks, alternate takes and the Copenhagen Live 1969 DVD
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Miles, the autobiographyThe studio recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68The last Miles : the music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991So what : the life of Miles DavisIt's about that time : Miles Davis on and off recordMiles Davis : the definitive biographyA Miles Davis readerMiles beyond : the electric explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991
Alternative Names

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Davies Miles

Davies, Miles 1926-1991


Davis III, Miles Dewey

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Davis, Miles 1926-1991

Davis, Miles D.

Davis, Miles D. 1926-1991

Davis, Miles Dewey

Davis, Miles Dewey 1926-1991

Davis, Miles Dewey Davis, III

Davis Miles Dewey III

Davis, Miles Dewey III. 1926-1991

Davis Miles Dewy

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Davisas Milesas

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Deiviss, Mailss, 1926-1991

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Miles Davies

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Miles Davis American jazz musician

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Miles Davis trompetista y compositor estadounidense de jazz (1926-1991)

Miles Davis trompetista y compositor estauxunidense de jazz

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

Miles Davis yhdysvaltalainen jazzmuusikko

Miles Dewey Davis III

Miles Favis

Prince of Darkness

Μάιλς Ντέιβις Αμερικανός τζαζ μουσικός

Дейвис, Майлз

Дейвис, Майлс

Дейвис, Майлс Американский джазовый музыкант

Дэвис, Майлс

Дэвис, Майлс 1926-1991

Майлз Девіс

Майлз Дейвис

Майлс Дейвис

Майлс Дейвис американски музикант

Майлс Дэйвіс

Мајлс Дејвис

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מיילס דייוויס

מיילס דייוויס מוזיקאי אמריקאי

مايلز ديفيس

مایلز دیویس

माइल्स डेव्हिस

মাইলস ডেভিস

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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