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Davis, Miles

Works: 2,883 works in 11,743 publications in 10 languages and 106,461 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Biography  Operas  Autobiographies  Live sound recordings  Drama  Film adaptations  Cool jazz  Songs  Bop (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Composer, Interviewee, Musician, Conductor, Singer, Other, Originator, Contributor, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Actor, Arranger, Artist, Honoree, Editor, Creator, Translator
Classifications: M1366.D38, 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 )

254 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,279 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 )

124 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,222 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 )

149 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

177 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Gil Evans kongenial arrangierter orchestraler Jazz. Gehört in jeden Jazz-Grundbestand
Miles ahead by Miles Davis( Recording )

132 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Miles Ahead' is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle's bravura directorial debut is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis
Somethin' else by Cannonball Adderley( Recording )

102 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,065 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 )

116 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
In a silent way by Miles Davis( Recording )

105 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

174 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of pieces by various composers
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 783 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 )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 781 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
Milestones by Miles Davis( Recording )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 739 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
Miles smiles by Miles Davis Quintet( Recording )

63 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their second album, the Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, recording memorable, yet open-ended standards for modern bop
Bird : the original recordings of Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker( Recording )

15 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bags' groove by Miles Davis( Recording )

66 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet( Recording )

56 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walkin' by Miles Davis All Stars( Recording )

67 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 589 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
Nefertiti by Miles Davis( Recording )

67 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles, the autobiography by Miles Davis( Book )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse jazztrompettist (1926- )
A Miles Davis reader by Bill Kirchner( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Davis--in the company of Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane--is one of a handful of instrumental jazz innovators. Born in 1926 in Alton, Illinois, Davis learned to play trumpet in grade school. By the time he was a teenager, he was accomplished enough to sit in with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie when they came to St. Louis in the 1940s. As this anthology of 24 interviews, essays, and reviews shows, Davis first achieved fame as part of the generation that reenergized jazz by creating be-bop. What is also clear is that, unlike many of his contemporaries, Davis never stood still: he invented and reinvented himself a half-dozen or more times. Davis created a form called "cool jazz"; formed bands with stalwarts such as Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, and Cannonball Adderly; and in the 1970s confounded all expectations with a series of jazz-rock ensembles. This impressive collection is complete with a number of transcriptions and musical examples
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Miles, the autobiography
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Davies, Miles 1926-1991

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Davis, Miles Dewey Davis, III

Davis, Miles Dewey III

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Deiviss, Mailss, 1926-1991

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