Research Paper: Miles Davis and Modern Jazz

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[. . .] [...] Miles' performance tradition emphasized orality and the transmission of information and artistic insight from individual to individual. His position in that tradition, and his personality, talents, and artistic interests, impelled him to pursue a uniquely individual solution to the problems and the experiential possibilities of improvised performance (Nettl & Russel, 1998).

Musical References

"Miles Davis and Quincy Jones -- Live in Montroeux."

"Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue."

"Miles Davis -- Out of the Blue."

"Miles Davis -- Milestones."


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Taylor, A. (1993). Notes and Tones. New York: Da Capo Press.

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