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Jazz History 4/30/08 Jazz History Lecture Miles Davis (1926-1991) – always wanted to be on top of the next musical movement. Born in Alton, Illinois Played a role in Virtually every major jazz development since WWII 1943 – Billy Eckstine 1944 – Charlie Parker 1948 – Birth of the Cool Miles Davis Quintet (1955-1964) Miles Davis (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland/Bill Evans (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jo Jones/jimmy cobb (drums) Kind of Blue o #1 top selling (not-smooth) jazz album of all time. Modal jazz George Russell and the Lydian chromatic concept of Tonal organization o First contribution by a jazz musician to general music theory o Proposes the use of scales over chords
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“So What” o AABA form o Abandons chord progressions as basis for improvisation in favor of scales
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Unformatted text preview: Miles and Gil Evans 91957-1963) Third Stream works. o Fusing of jazz and classical music together. Dave Brubeck Born in California 1942/45 studied formal music 1949 Paul Desmond trio 1949 Brubeck Trio 1953 Columbia records Time Magazine Nov 8, 1954 the most exciting new jazz artist at work today and the Quartets Music as some of the strangest and loveliest music ever played since jazz was born. Dave Brubeck Quartet Mainstream jazz style (?) Dave Brubeck piano Paul Desmond alto sax Eugene Wright bass Joe Morello drums 1959 Time Out o #2 top selling (non smooth) jazz album o Take Five 5/4 meter o Blue Rondo a la Turk 9/8 meter...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course MUS 231 taught by Professor Moon during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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