Paul Pysell Professor Murphy Jazz in America November 11, 2017 The Various Musical Styles of Miles Davis Miles Davis was one of the most virtuous jazz musicians ever. He was extremely innovative and always challenged himself and his band mates. This paper will focus on the many characteristics and styles of Miles’ music. These styles include: bebop, hard bop, modal jazz, his collaborations with Gil Evans, his jazz fusion period, and many more. Bebop Era: 1945-1949 In the early 1940’s, Miles began playing in Billy Eckstein’s band.
Chuck’s early dreams consisted of him playing bebop in a jazz club, he had no idea that one day, he would conduct the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra! In all, Chuck Mangione was an influential and popular musician/soloist in Jazz. He wrote and played incredible music and won many awards. He had great jazz idols and even played his own type of jazz. He made jazz-pop an even more popular genre.
And the considerable legions of Miles fanatics are willing to dish out the money. In addition to his playing and nurturing of excellent talent, Miles Davis was quite remarkable in his rare ability to continually evolve. Most jazz musicians generally performed their style early on and spend the rest of their careers refining their sound. In contrast Miles Davis every five years or so would forge ahead, and do to his restless nature he not only played bop but helped found cool jazz, hard bop, modal music, his own unusual brand of the avant-garde and fusion. Jazz history would be much different if Davis had not existed.
He approached Leroi Moore and Carter Beauford first, two musicians that he respected greatly. After listening to a few songs he had recorded, They decided to make a tape together. Before joining The Dave Matthews Band, Leroi played Jazz at many night spots in the Charlottesville-Richmond area. Leroi, was trained in the classics, one reason for the band's sometimes classical sound. Leroi plays a Haynes closed hole C foot flute, a Yamaha Soprano saxophone, as well as Selmer Alto and Tenor Saxophones.
they were able to produce some of jazz’s greatest records, such as “Weather Bird” and “West End Blues.” The latter recording was considered one of the great musician’s finest works as it combines opera and blues. With this recording, Armstrong was able to prove that jazz is not only a genre meant for fun and dancing, but was also capable
He laid the foundation for the large and influential jazz movement. Beside the impressive pressing trumpet, he has a very special voice hoarse and has the ability to sing Scat ingeniously. According to music critic Steve Leggett, “Armstrong is probably the most influential person in American music in the background 20th century”. He played a very important role in the development of jazz music, so many people called him the "father of jazz" or "Pops" as the respec... ... middle of paper ... ...ability. Louis Armstrong influenced almost all aspects of jazz technique and style.
Miles was definitely a milestone in the evolution of Jazz and although he is no longer with us, he left an untouchable mark in music and music lovers of all sorts of music, this mainly due to the taste of all the sounds he invented, reinvented, and mixed throughout his days in the business. Miles Davis will truly be remembered and missed. Works Cited http://www.nettally.com/dbird/MDBio.htm http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=1525020349/pagename=/R.../select=biograph http://downbeatjazz.tunes.com/sections/artists/text/bio.asp?from=fans&id1=2357 http://www.aramagic.com/lounge/music/miles_davis/mdbio.html Grolier Encyclopedia (CD ROM), 1993 Miles Davis The 70"s Jazz Revival The Jazz Revolution: Cool
John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician Jazz, which evolved from African American folk music, has developed and changed over the last century to become an art form in America. It places particular importance on inventive self interpretation. Rather than relying on a written piece, the artist improvises. Jazz has taken many forms over the past seventy years; there is almost always a single person who can be credited with the evolution of that sound. From Thelonius Monk, and his bebop, to Dizzy Gillespie’s big band, to Miles Davis’ cool jazz, or to John Coltrane’s free jazz; America’s music has been developed and refined countless times through individual experimentation and innovation.
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the most influential person in jazz's history. He contributed greatly to the growth of jazz and was able to play in a variety of ways. His amazing and interesting life came from his straight talent for the music. He deserved every bit of fame he got simply because he was an incredible musician. Louis Armstrong was born in 1900 and raised by a poor New Orleans family.