Analysis Of Thelonious Monk, Straight, No Chaser
Miles Davis recorded this song in his album Milestones, and includes great artists such as Cannonball Adderley on alto saxophone, John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on double bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
Miles Davis is one of the most influential trumpeters in all of jazz history and took multiple musical directions during his five-decade music career, which kept him ahead of his competitors. He takes this 12-bar blues tune and alters it slightly from Thelonious Monk’s original recording. The original is a bit slower compared to Davis’s rendition and he also changes the key from Bb to F. Monk also has a quartet in his recording while Davis has a sestet but in each recording each player gets their own time to improv and no one is left out. Overall Miles Davis created a terrific interpretation of Monk’s Straight, No Chaser.
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