Digitally remastered. Miles Davis. The Miles Davis Quintet. Miles Davis Quintet. Miles Davis All Stars. Trumpeter Miles Davis grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois, just across the river from St.
Louis, Missouri. His parents were affluent, and had the means to support his musical studies as a boy. He began playing the cornet at age nine, and received his first trumpet at around twelve or thirteen.
He studied classical technique, and focused mainly on using a rich, clear tone, something that helped define his sound in later years. As a teenager, he played in various bands in St. Louis, which was rich with jazz, as big bands often stopped there on tours throughout the Midwest and southern states. The most important experience he had was when he was asked to play in the Billy Eckstine band for a week as a substitute.
After playing with these stars, Davis knew he had to move to New York to be at the heart of the jazz scene. Upon arriving however, he sought after Charlie Parker, and meanwhile spent all of his time in jazz clubs listening to bebop.
He was transfixed on the music, and grew utterly bored with his classical studies. After less than a year at Juilliard, he dropped out and tried his hand at performing jazz. Although not particularly stunning, his playing was good enough to finally attract Charlie Parker, and Davis joined his quintet in He was often criticized for sounding inexperienced, and was compared unfavorably to Dizzy Gillespie and Fats Navarro, who were the leading trumpeters at the time.
Both boasted stellar technique and range, neither of which Davis possessed. Indian Summer feat. Duet For Saxophone And Guitar feat. In many ways, this is one of his most rollicking periods.
Miles is still very much trying to find himself, musically and personally The collection includes 10 LPs featuring Davis as leader, plus a bonus recording of Davis as a guest artist with Lee Konitz, all remastered from the original analogue master tapes. It may be limited in bandwidth and dynamic range by the technology available at the time of its original creation, and is offered as a documentation of a historical release. All rights reserved. What is High-Resolution Audio?
What do I need for playback? Stop Fats Navarro. The website began as a fun project in to one of the top independent news sites. Episode 45 — Lucas Exclusive chat with Rand Episode 44 — Kent It all gets a little eye-crossing.
You can figure most of this out, eventually, flipping back-and-forth from the inch or CD you own if you do and the enclosed booklet. It is either maddening or a little fun, depending on your disposition—the fan as archivist.
They were colleagues from Birth of the Cool, and Miles liked his playing, even defended him when he was criticized by other black musicians for hiring a white saxophonist. Konitz, the proto avant-gardist who was the first musician to record for Prestige in '49, worked hard—like Miles—to never sound like anyone else, and the two are almost otherworldly here, drifting inquisitively around each other, then as one, as if it were the birth of the free-cool.
The daring hints at what would come, for Konitz still underrated and still playing challenging music at age 88 , and for Miles, always prepared to risk, always willing to move beyond his comfort zone.Apr 13, · The Complete Prestige Inch LP Collection, available May 13th, presents all ten inch LPs on which Miles Davis appeared as a leader for Prestige Records, plus a bonus record featuring Davis as a guest artist with Lee Konitz, all remastered from the original analog master tapes and faithfully reproduced on inch vinyl, including the original cover artwork and liner notes.