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Unformatted text preview: II. Trumpet sound a. Tin like, metallic b. Uses mute c. Pioneered use of Harmon mute d. Cool, understated sound e. Space in solos f. Doesn’t play as many notes g. Solos are more lyrical, can be sung III. Coltrane a. More adventurous in playing b. Louder, more boisterous IV. Trailblazing a. West coast musicians were accused of having a flat, pretty sound all the time b. Miles had real depth and was always changing c. Kind of Blue i. Most popular jazz album ii. Historically one of the first albums to feature modal jazz iii. Musicians stop thinking in terms of chords and use scales and sounds iv. Miles just used two chords v. Musicians couldn’t use cliché licks, they only had a few chords and had to think differently vi. Miles on trumpet, John Coltrane, Cannonball Aderly (his first great gig), Bill Evans on piano 1. Bill wasn’t flashy or swinging 2. He was completely different 3. Sounded like European classical music...
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- Fall '07
- Miles Davis, European classical music, B. Miles, Miles Davis I., rhythm section Trumpet