The Transcendent

He made so many great records, and played so many styles, I don't know if any other artist had as great an impact on his idiom as Miles Dewy Davis. He changed the direction of jazz at least three times: the cool period, the Gil Evans collaborations, the electric period. He was also a teacher of great musicians. Look at the number of greats who came through his bands,: John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Chic Corea, Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter. He never stood still as an artist. He keep changing his style, adding new elements. There are very few artist in any that can continue to be relevant and constantly inventive as Miles was. In his 60s he was using pop songs by contemporary artist like Michael Jackson's Human Nature. He never stuck to the "the book." He didn't believe that his music should ever stop growing. He was unique. And I still Miss him.
holloway64 holloway64
46-50, M
Sep 24, 2012