Davis' Early 70's group
Wayne Shorter-Soprano and Tenor sax
Chick Corea-Electric Piano
Dave Holland-Acoustic and Electric bass
Group played with rock musicians at Filmore East and West
Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul left and created what group?
Weather Report-featured a song called Birdland
How many drummers did Davis often use?
2-->One conventional drummer and a different percussion instrument
How did Davis play during this period of time?
He often played one long melody with one piece transitioning into another.
Enrico Merlin called this "Coded Phrases" because the audience wasn't aware of this
What bassist did Davis take from Stevie Wonder?
Michael Henderson-->First musician Davis hired that didn't have extensive Jazz experience
What movie did Davis do music for?
Jack Johnson-->Was an African American boxer that was controversial because he defeated a European White man and married a European White women
Davis could relate to him because he was too a black celebrity and both enjoyed boxing
Where did Davis begin playing at the end of the 70's?
He didn't play at nightclubs anymore and instead at concert halls, ballrooms, and music festivals
He did play once at a night club in DC-->Cellar Door
Columbia recorded these and one night Davis had John McLaughlin play his electric guitar
At the club he brought with him: Gary Bartz-Saxophone
How did Davis play his trumpet at the DC night Club?
He played it through a Wah-Wah pedal-made it sound like a guitar
Who was on the album On the Corner?
Bartz and Jarret left
Played with an all-star affair that included many musicians that he had played with before
Group included 2 unusual instruments: Colin Walcott-Sitar
Badal Roy-tabla drums
Who did Davis collaborate with on the album On the Corner?
He introduced Davis to Karlheinz Stockhausen who has a great influence on him
Stockhausen also influenced Paul McCartney and John Lennon
What was the album and first song that Davis dedicated to Duke Ellington when he died?
Album=Get up with it
Song=He loved him madly
What was Davis' last recording with Columbia records in the 70's?
A live concert in Tokyo
Albums=Pangaea and Agharta
Personnel-->Miles Davis-trumpet and electric organ
Sonny Fortune-soprano and alto sax, flute
Pete Cosey-electric guitar and percussion
Reggie Lucas-electric guitar
Michael Henderson-electric bass
James Forman-Conga drums and percussion
What did Davis actually did when people thought he had disappeared?
He did play the electric organ a couple of times for Columbia records but they weren't released to the public
Characteristics of "Directions"
Corea's distorted electric piano, Davis' slashing trumpet, and Moreira's yelping Cuica
Davis quote about Ellington
"I think all musicians should get together one day and get down on their knees and thank Duke Ellington"
Davis Trumpet style
Connected it to an amplifier which made it echo
Used a wah-wah pedal-->alternated tone color
Could play violently or calm and mournfully
Showed inspirations from Hendrix and Billy Preston
Blend of traditional jazz, funk, and India/South American influences
Infused with the spirit of Coltrane