miles davis

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When was this song released?
1959
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Describe the band that performed this song
The frontline: Miles Davis-Trumpet, Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley-Alto sax, John Coltrane-Tenor sax. Rhythm section: Bill Evans-Piano, Paul Chambers-Bass, Jimmy Cobb-Drums
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Describe the structure of All Blues
Based on 12-bar blues progression. Five sections, intro (opening 4 bars played by rhythm section, is followed by riff), Head 1 (head melody, followed by riff, played twice), Solos (for trumpet, alto tenor sax, piano, each followed by the riff),
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And Coda (a solo for muted trumpet)
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Describe the Melody of All Blues
Head melody is simple and characterised by rising 6ths. This is followed by 4 improvised solos. Trumpet solo-lasts 4 choruses, mostly made up of short, syncopated motifs. Alto solo- lasts 4 choruses, uses quicker notes and a wider range.
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Tenor solo- 4 choruses, uses fast scales and quick runs. Piano solo- lasts 2 choruses. Calmer improvisation, with a simple melody that leads into a string of parallel chords
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Describe Harmony and Tonality in this piece
Based on 12-bar blues sequence. 1-4 (G7) 5-6 (Gm7) 7-8 (G7) 9 (D7) 10 (E flat 7/ D 7) 11 (F/G), and 12 (F/ G 6). u can think of it as being in G major but with a flattened 7th (blue note). Therefore, its modal jazz.
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Describe rhythm, metre, and tempo in this piece
6/4. Tempo described as a jazz waltz because each 6/4 bar sounds like a pair of bars in 3/4 time. It's performed with swing quavers. Also, there is frequent syncopation
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Describe the instrumental techniques used in this piece
Snare drum played with wire brushes at start, switches to sticks later on. Bass plays pizzicato throughout. Trumpet played with a Harmon mute. Piano plays tremolo at start. Once solos begin, the pianist begins comping.
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Describe the band that performed this song

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The frontline: Miles Davis-Trumpet, Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley-Alto sax, John Coltrane-Tenor sax. Rhythm section: Bill Evans-Piano, Paul Chambers-Bass, Jimmy Cobb-Drums

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Describe the Melody of All Blues

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