Comparative Analysis : The Great Miles Davis

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Comparative Analysis Throughout Jazz history there has never been an artist that it has changed the sound of jazz several times. He challenged himself and encouraged others to go on diverse paths to create sounds and rhythmic patterns. This distinct musical innovator that influenced jazz beyond its limits is the great Miles Davis. Davis was born on May 25, 1926, in Alton, Illinois. But, he grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois. His father was dental surgeon, therefore they never had any financial need or any challenge that could disturb Davis’ life. During his childhood he received music lesson and by the age of thirteen he got his first trumpet. One of the most significant teacher he had was a trumpeter Elwood Buchanon*. At the age of 16…show more content…
One year later while he was touring in Paris, he fell into heroin addiction; which destroyed his marriage. The beginning of his career start with third stream music follow by three periods of bebop: cool, modal, and electric. On September, 1991 he died of a stroke and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California*. Davis transformed jazz music into the third stream, cool, modal, electric, and beyond its parameters. The bebop revolution was taking place towards the end of Davis’ adolescence. The first years of his career, he get involve in the bebop style. However, he wants to experience new paths and face challenges to succeed. Therefore, he took jazz to new directions introducing different sounds and tones. Initially, Davis take jazz to the third stream; which is a blend of jazz and classical music. Third stream not only use elements of the classical music; but also it try to imitate it. The reason for this could be, that at this time many American classical composers were using many elements of jazz in their arrangements*. As a result Davis introduces new musical instruments to his arrangements, such bass clarinet, flutes, bass trombones, tuba, and muted trumpet; also one orchestral instrument, a French horn. Third stream is alike with cool jazz, since Davis uses a French horn and a tuba in both periods of jazz. The first three periods of Davis’ career are very similar because he uses an unaggressive sounds, and deliberate rhythmic
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