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Davis, Miles

Works: 3,052 works in 9,367 publications in 10 languages and 96,386 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Jazz  Live sound recordings  Operas  Drama  Film adaptations  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Bop (Music)  Cool jazz  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Composer, Interviewee, Conductor, Musician, Singer, Other, Originator, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Dedicatee, Artist, Actor, Editor, Arranger, Honoree, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: M1366.D38, 781.65
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Kind of blue by Miles Davis( Recording )

167 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DVD incorporates Columbia staff photographer Don Hunstein's black-and-white still photography of the studio sessions, the voice of Miles at the sessions, and excerpts of radio interviews with Evans and Adderley. There are interviews with David Amram, the late Ed Bradley, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock (who demonstrates "So what" at he the piano), funk-rocker Me'Shell Ndegeocello, hip-hop's Q-Tip, Carlos Santana, John Scofield, Horace Silver, and many others. It also unearths the group's entire 26 minute in-session appearance on "Robert Herridge Theatre: The sound of Miles Davis, " a CBS television program recorded in 1959 and broadcast in 1960. The documentary was produced by Nell Mulderry, directed by Chris Lenz, edited by Paul Rachman, co-produced by Ashley Kahn, and written by Michael Cuscuna
Birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

77 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Birth of the Cool is an album which collects twelve songs recorded by the Miles Davis nonet for Capitol Records in 1949 and 1950"--More info at YouTube, Nov. 2008
Bitches brew by Miles Davis( Recording )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zum 40. Jubiläum des Meilensteins 'Bitches Brew' (1970) von Miles Davis erscheint die Platte in einer Sonderedition, in der das ursprüngliche Tracklisting um bisher unveröffentlichte Titel ergänzt wird. Ausserdem liegt eine DVD mit einem Livemitschnitt eines Auftrittes vom November 1969 in Kopenhagen, bei dem Teile des im April 1970 folgenden Albums gespielt wurden. Dieses Konzert ist ebenfalls unveröffentlicht. Die Besetzung ist jeweils beeindruckend: An der Studioaufnahme nahmen neben Miles Davis (Trompete) Wayne Shorter (Saxofone), Joe Zawinul und Chick Corea (beide Piano), Lenny White und Jack DeJohnette (beide Schlagzeug), John McLaughlin (Gitarre), Dave Holland (Bass) u.a. teil. Auf der Bühne spielte das Quintett Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Chick Core, Dave Holland und Jack DeJohnette. Mit 'Bitches Brew' stiess der innovative Davis einmal mehr eine neue Tür auf, die Platte gilt - noch mehr als der Vorgänger 'In a silent way' - als Wegbereiter des Fusion-Jazz. ä'Bitches Brew' is so forward thinking, it retains its freshness and mystery in the 21st centuryä (
Milestones by Miles Davis( Recording )

100 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is immediately noticeable upon listening to this delicately and superbly remastered version of Miles Davis classic first -- and only -- album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it is true that the album's title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis' music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. The rest is all blues in any flavor you wish you call your own. For starters, there's the steaming bebop blues of "Dr. Jackie"--Recorded in 1955 for a Prestige session with Jackie McLean. Davis is still in his role as a trumpet master, showing a muscularity of tone that reveals something more akin to Roy Eldridge or Louis Armstrong than Dizzy or Fats Navarro. The tempo is furious as all the members of the sextet solo except for Jones. The saxophonists trade choruses and come off sounding like mirrored images of one another in the slower, post-bop blues that is "Sid's Ahead." With a slippery melody line that quotes two harmonic lines from early New Orleans-styled blues, Davis drives the band into the rhythm section's garage. It's Cannonball first with his stuttered, angular lines, hiccuping halfway through the interval before continuing on with a squeak here and the slightest squawk there. Next up is Davis, blowing fluid and straightened lines, ribbons through the rhythm section's center as Red Garland lays out and leaves it to Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones to provide the earnest, time-keeping 4/4 that Davis sidles to in the tune. When Coltrane solos, all best are off as he plays as pure a blues as he was capable at the time. Nonetheless, there are the long lines of slurred notes, smattered against Garland's harmonies and he slips into quoting "Skip to my Lou" before knotting it back down to the basics and even then not for long. Coltrane was already exploring the edges of mode and harmony; he used an intervallic invention in the choruses to juxtapose his solo against the rhythm section and it worked -- but it must have made Davis raise an eyebrow. Chambers' solo is as tasteful and as breezy and free as only he could be. His contrapuntal soloing rides the rhythm out, Garland striding along quietly until the tune returns
'Round about midnight by Miles Davis( Recording )

41 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacy re-issue contains four bonus tracks from the original sessions, plus a second disc of live material; one-track from the Newport Jazz Fest 1955 and eight previously unreleased tracks from the 1956 Pasadena concert
Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis( Recording )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Gil Evans kongenial arrangierter orchestraler Jazz. Gehört in jeden Jazz-Grundbestand
In a silent way by Miles Davis( Recording )

67 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besetzung des Orchesters siehe Plattentasche
Miles ahead by Miles Davis( Recording )

47 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Miles Ahead' is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle's bravura directorial debut is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
Miles Davis : Ken Burns jazz by Miles Davis( Recording )

137 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of pieces by various composers
Somethin' else by Cannonball Adderley( Recording )

55 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally released in 1958
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud = Elevator to the gallows by Louis Malle( Visual )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julien is a former paratrooper, who now works for millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala. He is in love with Florence, Carala's wife. They plan to murder him and make it look like a suicide, but Julien forgets a rather important detail. Leaving the engine of his sports car running, he races up to the office to retrieve it, but fate intervenes, and Julien misses his rendezvous with Florence. She spends the night wandering the Parisian streets alone. Meanwhile brash teenager Louis and his girlfriend Veronique decide to "borrow" the car, which launches a disastrous stream of coincidence with sinister consequences
Miles smiles by Miles Davis Quintet( Recording )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their second album, the Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, recording memorable, yet open-ended standards for modern bop
Bags' groove by Miles Davis( Recording )

62 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird : the original recordings of Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker( Recording )

10 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nefertiti by Miles Davis( Recording )

46 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles on Miles : interviews and encounters with Miles Davis by Paul Maher( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering 30 most vital Miles Davis interviews--on his music, his life, and his philosophy--this collection reveals the jazz icon as a complex and contradictory man, secretive at times but extraordinarily revealing at others. Miles was not only a musical genius, but an enigma, and nowhere else was he so compelling, exasperating, and entertaining as he was in his interviews, which vary from polite to outrageous, from straight-ahead to contrarian. Many were conducted by leading journalists like Leonard Feather, Stephen Davis, Ben Sidran, Mike Zwerin, and Nat Hentoff; while others have never before been printed, and are newly transcribed from radio and television shows--making this the definitive source for anyone wanting to really encounter the legend in print
Walkin' by Miles Davis All Stars( Recording )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The undeniable strength and conviction present in Miles Davis' performance on Walkin', underscores the urgency and passion with which he would rightfully reclaim his status as a primary architect of bop
Sunday at the Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio( Recording )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Miles on Miles : interviews and encounters with Miles Davis
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Davies, Miles 1926-1991

Davis, M. 1926-1991

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Davis, Miles D. 1926-1991

Davis, Miles Dewey

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Davis, Miles Dewey Davis, III

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Miles Davis americký trumpetista

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Miles Davis Jazz trumpeter

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Miles Davis trompetista y compositor estadounidense de jazz

Miles Davis US-amerikanischer Jazz-Trompeter, -Flügelhornist, Komponist und Bandleader

Μάιλς Ντέιβις Αμερικανός τζαζ μουσικός

Дейвис, Майлс

Дэвис, Майлс

Дэвис, Майлс 1926-1991

Майлз Девіс

Майлс Дейвис

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Мајлс Дејвис

Մայլս Դևիս

מיילס דייוויס

מיילס דייוויס שחקן אמריקאי

مايلز ديفيس

مایلز دیویس

माइल्स डेव्हिस

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데이비스, 듀이 마일즈 1926-1991

데이비스, 마일스 1926-1991

데이비스, 마일즈 1926-1991

마일스 데이비스

デイビス, マイルス

デイビス, マイルス・デューイ



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