Miles Davis: One Of The Greatest Jazz Trumpeter

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Register to read the introduction… "Sometime during 1955 Miles makes a "comeback" performance at the Newport Jazz festival . His reception goes so well it eventually results in a recording contract with Columbia Records." In the year 1959 Davis' most famous album, "Kind of Blue", was performed by his sextet. It include great musicians like Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and pianist Bill Evans.

"Subsequently Davis returned to modal playing only intermittently for several years, meanwhile gradually piecing together a new quintet centred on drummer Tony Williams and including pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. This group, too, achieved peaks of nervous tension and rhythmic contrast, using the harmonic techniques of free jazz by 1966."

In the year 1969 Davis created a new type a jazz. It was a mix between jazz and rock fusion music. The style was accompanied by a number of electronical instruments. This new style was brought before everyone to hear in his "highly influential" album "Bitches
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His health wasn't good at all, and he was very much into recreational drugs. "It was hell trying to get off all those drugs, but I eventually did because I have a very strong will to do whatever I put my mind to. That's what helped me to survive. I got it from my mother and father."

After all of the misery and pain he went through he finally decided to come back. "I was ready to go back to music, to see what I had left." He came back with a new band. "The rock influence was soon replaced by funk and pop elements and, as he became stronger, Miles Davis' trumpet playing proved to still be in excellent form. He toured constantly during his last decade and his personality seemed to have mellowed a bit."

During his last years he toured to different places around the world and recorded there. He tried to live his life to the fullest of his ability, and he did. Then in 1991 he died of a terrible stroke. But he will never be forgotten. People of many different locatoins and different eras listen to his music. Miles Davis' musical career lasted for forty-five years, and the spotlight shinned on him for all of those years, but five. He released over 100 albums. He set style in fashion and in jazz. He might be dead, but his music will still go on and on

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