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Miles Davis - the Great Innovators in Jazz

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Miles Davis

The great innovators in jazz

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Jazz Blue

Miles Dewey Davis -- an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. [pic 2]

A good music is not just a piece for listening, but to be able to drive your mood, immerse into its atmosphere, addicted like a dolphin dive into the deep ocean. Kind of Blue is the record of this type. Its mystery, poetic, quiet, sadness, sexy. “Herbie Hancock[1] said: if you want a kind of music to make love to, that 's it.”  If you play this record when you are holding a glass of wine, or driving at night, it must be very lovely.

Key focus:

Miles Davis, born and raised in Illinois in 1926, he began performing in 1940s in New York with saxophonist Charlie Parker who later proved to be influenced the rest of his life and career. At the tender age 32, as a trumpeter he already stood on the top of the jazz world, had a contract with the best recording company, leading a most powerful band, and had released three successful albums --- Round About Midnight, Miles Ahead, Milestone—on the label in less than three years. Following the fourth one again achieved immediate acclaim and best sales.

A young celebrity man with fortune, a sophisticated human achievement no less impressive than anything in classical music, contained greater potentialities and plumbed. Would his genius produce much more innovation and great music?

Background -- Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated from African American communities of New Orleans in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African American and European American musical parentage with a performance orientation[2].

The foundation of Jazz is deeply rooted within the black American, it encompassed a very wide range of music, different national, regional and cultures have contributed their won experience and styles to the art form over a hundred years of its development, which gave raise to many distinctive styles.

Background – three great master of jazz

Actually, the widely held public perception, there are only three words can express the history of jazz: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

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Louis Armstrong

Charlie Parker

Miles Davis


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