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Miles Davis 2012-10-07 18:52:05 Reply

This is a thread dedicated to one of the coolest musicians of all time, Miles Davis. I'm sure some of you have heard of him, but to those of you don't, check him out. He's considered to be an innovator, and has created/spearheaded multiple genres of jazz, and has been a great influence on many non-jazz genres as well. His composing and band leading skills are phenomenal, and lead to him having one of the most successful careers of any jazz musician. From playing bebop in the 40's and early 50's, to helping to create cool jazz and modal jazz in the 50's, to innovating fusion in the 60's, he's covered a whole variety of genres. And that's just touching the surface. Just fucking touching it.

So to newcomers, what do you think? To existing fans, what's your favorite song/era/album/ enrolled musician?


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 18:59:39 Reply

Back when I was 15 or 16 on a school trip to Ireland, me and the guys I stayed in a room with were eating hash cakes and playing cards really late in the evening. We had our music pretty loud 'cause we were really locked into our game and were pretty stoned by this point, so we were all really surprised when our deputy head teacher stormed in at about half 11 saying 'IT'S LIGHT'S OUT I SAI-

then he paused suddenly and followed up with

...wait, is this Miles Davis?' to which he snapped his fingers jauntily and nod his head. He just turned around and walked out the room after that, but not before giving us the nod of approval.

True story; it was one of the greatest things I ever saw.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 19:08:43 Reply

Miles Davis is amazing.

I'm really into his Cool Jazz stuff, but Circle is one of my favorite tunes he did.

And you can't go wrong with Doo-Bop

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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 19:17:05 Reply

At 10/7/12 06:56 PM, ScaryPicnic wrote: i've only listened to kind of blue

i'd like to pretend i'm sophisticated and know shit about jazz but i really don't

listen to more miles davis, and possibly some wayne shorter

you can become an intellectual scary

just like me and sine


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 19:20:38 Reply

At 10/7/12 07:08 PM, SineRider wrote: I'm really into his Cool Jazz stuff, but Circle is one of my favorite tunes he did.

Hell yeah, Miles Smiles is one of my favorite albums by him.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 19:26:22 Reply

At 10/7/12 07:20 PM, Tobi wrote:
At 10/7/12 07:08 PM, SineRider wrote: I'm really into his Cool Jazz stuff, but Circle is one of my favorite tunes he did.
Hell yeah, Miles Smiles is one of my favorite albums by him.

For sure, it's really solid, I think.

Miles Ahead is wonderful too. Probably my other favorite album.

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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 19:34:12 Reply

At 10/7/12 07:26 PM, SineRider wrote: Miles Ahead is wonderful too. Probably my other favorite album.

Yeah, anything he did with Gil Evans is excellent. His solo stuff is pretty cool too.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 19:42:22 Reply

I did an assignment about Miles Davis and got to pretend to be him for that assignment.

I then downloaded music from him.

I've officially filled my quota for jazz.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 19:42:31 Reply

At 10/7/12 07:34 PM, Tobi wrote:
At 10/7/12 07:26 PM, SineRider wrote: Miles Ahead is wonderful too. Probably my other favorite album.
Yeah, anything he did with Gil Evans is excellent. His solo stuff is pretty cool too.

Oh shit, cool tunes. I haven't listened to a ton of Gil Evans besides his stuff with Miles.

This is a bit different, but there is an awesome chiptune tribute to Kind of Blue called Kind of Bloop. I highly recommend, check out All Blues, it's phenomenal!

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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 19:47:18 Reply

Please update your damn signature. I'm tired of looking at that old NG color.

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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 20:17:58 Reply

I should make a pandora station dedicated to Jazz, but right now I am listening to Mother by Danzig so I can't.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 21:06:14 Reply

on the corner is my favorite album. i've only heard that, bitches brew, and kind of blue.

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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 21:22:08 Reply

At 10/7/12 07:47 PM, Fluttershy wrote: Please update your damn signature. I'm tired of looking at that old NG color.

no fuck you

gonna listen to that tomorrow when I'm a bit less tired. thanks sine, can't wait.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 22:20:56 Reply

Trombone Shorty is amazing as well.

Jazz: the real reason folk music is shit. And yes, all jazz is acoustic. They just use horns, because guitars and banjos and too fucking quiet for real musicians.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 22:27:27 Reply

At 10/7/12 10:20 PM, FUNKbrs wrote: Jazz: the real reason folk music is shit. And yes, all jazz is acoustic. They just use horns, because guitars and banjos and too fucking quiet for real musicians.

synths are pretty quite too, but those seem to do just fine in jazz.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 22:36:31 Reply

If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.

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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-07 22:48:44 Reply

At 10/7/12 10:27 PM, Tobi wrote:

synths are pretty quite too, but those seem to do just fine in jazz.

That's why they put amps on them bitches.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-08 04:08:20 Reply

Kilometers Davis.


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Response to Miles Davis 2012-10-08 04:28:29 Reply

funfact is davis used to be a heroin addict but then he went to his moms outhouse and detoxed for 5 days and is now sober
funfact is davis also paints , he speciaizes in paintings of women with no arms in a abstract fashion
fundact is davis is a pimp and has a thing for young white girlzes
funfact is he is a musical geniues


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