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Miles Davis Blindfold Test by Leonard Feather

Miles Davis Blindfold Test by Leonard FeatherMiles Davis blindfold test – Down Beat Volume 58 No. 12, December 1991, p.69, first published by Down Beat, June 1964

‘You have to think when you play; you have to help each other – you just can’t play for yourself. You’ve got to play with whomever you’re playing. If I’m playing with Basie, I’m going to try to help what he’s doing – that particular feeling.’

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Wayne Shorter Remembers Miles Davis

Interview (Wayne Shorter Remembers Miles Davis) By Krystian Brodacki for JAZZ FORUM 1/1992 (vol. 132), pp24-29


Wayne Shorter Remembers Miles DavisLess than a month after Miles Davis died, one of the closest associates Wayne Shorter spoke with JAZZ FORUM to share his impressions and reminiscences of the great artist. Shorter was probably one of the last musicians to talk with Miles.

The interview, which took place at Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel, focused on Miles, his collaboration and relationship with the saxophonist and Shorter’s views on music and America, in general. In what is possibly this conversation’s high point, Shorter also recalls in detail the memorable reunion concert in Paris and Miles’ final performance at the Hollywood Bowl on August 25.


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John Coltrane – Three Solo Transcriptions

John Coltrane tenor saxophone solo transcriptions on Stella by Starlight (Victor Young) from Miles Davis1958 Miles, Flamenco Sketches (Miles Davis / Bill Evans) from Miles DavisKind Of Blue and Take the Coltrane (Duke Ellington) from Duke Ellington & John Coltrane are available at transcriptions page. Keep practicing and have fun!
1958 Miles Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis Duke Ellington & John Coltrane