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Unformatted text preview: Ellington in the 1950’s John Coltrane Extensions Through the Rhythm Section Miles Davis is one of the most important Jazz composers ever. •Influential on Four Decades of Jazz –West Coast (w/ Gil Evans) –Hard Bop/Modal (Kind of Blue) –Post Bop (1963-68) –Jazz Rock/Fusion (Bitches Brew) •Trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. •Unmistakable sound. (Harmon) •Great use of space. His album, Kind of Blue is the most important and best-selling jazz record of all time....
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- Fall '08
- w/ Gil Evans, transitional period. Selections, West Coast period