Blog Posts - Miles Davis



Box Office Buz: DVD and Blu-ray releases for July 19, 2016

Not a large selection this week by any means but we have one of the most talked about movies of the year, as well as some very cool horror gems. These are your new releases for July 19, 2016. First up this week is not only one of the biggest hits...
by Box Office Buz on Jul 20, 2016

Era Cool dan Hard Bop ( 1950 – 1960 )

Menjelang tahun 1950, di tengah-tengah kegelisahan dan hiruk pikuk Bebop, mencul kembali suatu kecenderungan permainan musik yang tenang dan penuh perasaan. Gejala ini nampak jelas pada permainan trumpet Miles Davis, yang pada usia 8 tahun telah berm...
by Coretan Musik on Jun 8, 2016

Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2015: Music

The holidays have dawned upon us again and it seems as if the unveiling of them gets sooner and sooner each year. In a world that has seen one of its toughest and tragic years in 2015, the beauty of the holidays is more than a traditional, religious...
by Geeks of Doom on Nov 25, 2015

Tempus Fugit

The title to this post is also that of one of my favorite Miles Davis tunes.  It means, of course, "time flies" but may have been derived from a line in Virgil's Georgics--Fugit Irreparabile Tempus.  That line has a darker meaning.  Ti...
by I, Ciceronianus; causidicus on Nov 11, 2015

Guitar and Barre Technique

One unique technique you want to master in playing guiar is barre technique. With barre technique you press down multiple strings across a single fret with one or more fingers. It is unavoidable for the use of barre technique to influence tone qualit...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 8, 2015

“God” of Jazz Piano

One of the classic jazz giants, Art Tatum was often called “God” of jazz piano due to amazing speed and precision of his finger movement. There is an episode that Oscar Peterson heard Art Tatum’s recording of Tiger Rag for the first...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 7, 2015

Bird in Motion Picture

Despite his great presence in the history of jazz, there are only a couple of motion pictures showing Charlie Parker performing saxophone due to his untimely demise. Classic Jazz Giants site introduces one of such rare motion pictures of Charlie Park...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 6, 2015

Playing Pianissimo and Fortissimo

Each piano jazz giant has his unique rendition of songs, and employs the tones best suits his rendition. Bill Evans plays most of the songs with tones between mezzo forte and pisnnisimo but rarely plays with fortissimo. Oscar Peterson fully utilizes...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 6, 2015

Listening to Jazz with Analytical Mind

Listening to the recordings by classic jazz giants itself is still entertaining without any background knowledge about the structure of the songs. With such knowledge, however, you can appreciate the same recordings ten times and more. Followings are...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 5, 2015

Guitar and Picking Methods

There are various ways to sound a guitar string. Guitar jazz giants introduced at Classic Jazz Giants site have different picking styles. Jim Hall used a guitar pick. Joe Pass used four fingers. Wes Montgomery used thumb. Guitar pick is a small flat...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 4, 2015

Jazz and Music Rest

You might have seen piano jazz giants laying sheet music on the piano without using music rest while playing with other musicians. Intuitively it seems easier to read sheet music and play using music rest. Why did piano jazz giants play without musi...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 3, 2015

Illusion of 88 Keys

Lower pitched notes implicate heavier objects to many people. Many novice pianists are preoccupied with an idea that keys generating lower pitched notes are heavier than the rest of the keys. Since keys generating lower pitched notes are played by th...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Nov 2, 2015

Jazz and Bach

It might be a well known story that piano jazz giants such as Bud Powell and Bill Evans studied Johann Sebastian Bach intensively. Why did piano jazz giants study Bach? The answer lies in the fact that Bach’s compositions emphasize interactions...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Oct 31, 2015

Miles Davis and Mute

Classic Jazz Giants site introduces performances by Miles Davis using muted trumpet. The mute allowed Davis play the trumpet the way he spoke. Davis himself allegedly mentioned that he could focus on tunes better in a “quiet environment”...
by Classic Jazz Giants on Oct 31, 2015

Playlist #23 : Le Jour et l’Ennui.

« Pourquoi le jour nous persuade-t-il / Qu'ici nous succombons au manque / Quand ces fortes nuits se courbent / Sous le produit mondain de la création ? » (Rainer Maria Rilke) Cet article Playlist #23 : Le Jour et l’Ennui. est apparu en prem...

ALBUM. Nils Frahm – Late Night Tales (28th Edition)

Six mois après la sortie de l'édition des "Late Night Tales" de Jon Hopkins, la célèbre série poursuit sur une ligne cohérente en invitant Nils Frahm à en prendre les manettes. Cet article ALBUM. Nils Frahm – Late Night Tales (28th Editi...

ArenaPAL Backstory - Allan Titmuss on Jazz Legend Miles Davis

As we continue our Backstory series, we ask Jazz and Contemporary Music photographer Allan Titmuss to recall the tale behind one of his most treasured frames.Miles Davis at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 20 July 1985"Backstage at the Royal...

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Blue (2014)

If you like 'Kind of Blue,' then you...uhh...will like 'Blue'. The post Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Blue (2014) appeared first on Something Else!.
by Something Else Reviews on Oct 5, 2014

Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest

Of course I love this album, but my two favorite cuts are "Human Nature" and "Time After Time".  Check out the notes below for more information.You're Under Arrest by Miles Davis at Amazon.com.Notes from YouTube;Miles Davis - You're Under A...
by SqueezeMyLemon on Jun 19, 2014

Miles Davis - Round About Midnight full album

And here we have Miles Davis' "Round About Midnight". I really love this album, but then again there is very little of Miles' stuff that I do not like. If you've never heard this one you are in for a treat. And if you really enjoy the music, then c...
by SqueezeMyLemon on Jun 6, 2014


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