Miles Davis, Space Man

Trumpeter Miles Davis was famous for how he used his unique concept of space to create indelible, dramatic solos. In this episode we explore how Miles evolved from a young prototypical bebopper, playing a style in which ‘more’ was often considered hipper than less, to  become a musical minimalist, playing in ways in which ‘less’ is often much more.

Playlist

“Basin Street Blues” Miles Davis

“Now’s the Time” Miles Davis with Charlie Parker

“Dizzy Atmosphere” Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker

“Embraceable You” Miles Davis with Charlie Parker

“Bye Bye Blackbird” Miles Davis with John Coltrane

“I Thought About You” Miles Davis

 

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Published January 26th, 2019 by Bob Hecht

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