Miles 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.’
Miles Davis is unusually selective in his listening habits. Continue reading
Lucky Thompson transcription of great tenor saxophone blues solo on Walkin’ (Richard Carpenter) from Miles Davis All Star Sextet – Walkin’ (Prestige) album. The bflat and concert versions of the transcription are available at transcriptions page.
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Interview (Wayne Shorter Remembers Miles Davis) By Krystian Brodacki for JAZZ FORUM 1/1992 (vol. 132), pp24-29
Less 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.
Sonny Rollins tenor saxophone solo transcription on Airegin (Sonny Rollins) from Miles Davis – Bags’ Groove (Prestige 7109) album. The eflat, bflat and concert versions of the transcription are available at transcriptions page.
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