Âm nhạc - Chapter 10: Jazz tenth edition

As rock began to dominate the pop music culture Davis faced the dilemma confronted by most leaders in jazz Imported the energy of rock into jazz “In a Silent Way” released in 1969 was the 1st truly addressed the rock issue That is .maintaining leadership as styles changed

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Jazz Tenth Edition Chapter 10PowerPointbySharon Ann Toman, 2004Miles Davis (1926-1991) Leading personality among the giants of jazzTrumpet playerBorn into a a relatively affluent family in Alton, IllinoisAttended Julliard Conservatory for a short time (1945)2Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis (1926-1991)Played with Earl Hine’s band, Claude Thornhill’s band, and Charlie ParkerIts seems that no matter what Davis played on his hornit had a rather sad feeling to itPlayed more scale-oriented improvisations rather than chord-oriented improvisationsImportant association with Gil Evans on recordings3Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/CoolHe was not destined to be known only for his contribution to the development of cool jazzBut rather he was an innovative force in the evolution of jazzAlways searching for new, fresh, exciting ways to play his music4Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/CoolUsed an amplification of his trumpet in “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess Of all the stylistic periods contributed to or initiated by Davis, it was the cool period which he is most connected5Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/Small GroupsWithin the small group format his explorations led him to another stylistic breakthrough “fusion”Around the 1950’s, Davis’ music centered around a quintet for about 2 yearsThen this quintet lead to his sextet6Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/Small GroupsHe had started to develop the playing style that characterizes much of his later work during the 1950’sHis playing style used a softer tone of the cool eraSlowed down melodic activityPhrasing became fragmented which left open spaces for the rhythm section7Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/ModalBy 1958his playing style used modal scales and slower moving harmoniesHe suspended his melodies above the harmonythe result was the lack of harmonic movement which seemed to disassociate the melody8Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/ModalDavis successfully carried music through the transition from bop to cool and again on to a modal jazzThe next recording would launch players like John Coltrane9Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/Jazz/Rock FusionAs rock began to dominate the pop music cultureDavis faced the dilemma confronted by most leaders in jazzImported the energy of rock into jazz“In a Silent Way” released in 1969 was the 1st truly addressed the rock issueThat is.maintaining leadership as styles changed10Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/Jazz PopThis musical mix is more commercial and some of the musical material is even drawn from the popular music scene like a song by Cyndi LauperDespite the new format, Davis’ style is still recognizable through his melodic style (plaintive, fragmented, and somewhat isolated)11Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/LegacyHis ability to sense new directions in musicA maverick among jazz musiciansEmotional content of his music12Chapter 10- Miles DavisMiles Davis/LegacyHe entered the jazz world in the bop period as a performer butleft it as a leader who found his own signature of jazz His later style imported the energy of rock music into jazzKnown as a “stylistic explorer” in the jazz world13Chapter 10- Miles Davis

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