Miles Davis

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  • Miles Davis
    • 1959
    • Modal Jazz (flattened 7th)
    • 6/4
    • Jazz waltz
    • Frontline instruments
      • Trumpet
      • Alto sax
      • Tenor sax
    • Rhythm instruments
      • Piano
      • Bass
      • Drum kit (played with brushes)
    • 'Comping' - Accompanying
    • 12 Bar Blues x 19
    • Intro / Head 1 / Solo / Solo/ Solo / Solo / Head 2 / Outro (coda)
      • Intro - 2 riffs played by a double bass, Piano & sax's (rising & falling thirds)
      • Head - main melody played by trumpet using a Harmon mute (everybody else also plays)
      • Solo 1 = trumpet
      • Solo 2 = alto sax
      • Solo 3 = tenor sax
      • Solo 4 = piano
      • Short links in between solos played by piano - texture is thin
    • Extended chords (adding 7th, 9th or 11th notes)
    • Chord Voicing (playing a chord in a different order)
    • Swung rhythms & syncopation
    • Mixolydian mode (major scale w/ flattened 7th)
      • Freer & longer improvisations
    • Saxophones enter with a chordal riff
    • 12 Bar Blues: G7/G7/G7/G /Gm7/Gm7/ G7/G7/ D7#9/ Eb7#9/G7/G7

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