Miles Davis’ turbulent career of trumpeting & band-leading from post-WW II on lead many mid-century jazz innovations and style advances. Around 1950 composer-arranger Gil Evans teamed with the then 30-year old Miles. From there they went on to power iconic popular jazz music of the times. Gil Evans and Miles Davis! Creative collaborators! Musical Mentors! They played off of each other and created masterpieces.
Miles’ music is described over the years in turn as “bop, cool, blue, and electric.” The outcome is that you have many places to choose to find music special to you in Miles’ & Gil’s work. Try these different samples for contrast in their music over time: Spain & Kinda Blue, 1960; Brew, 1969; and Doo Bop, 1992.
On Wednesday, May 13th from 10AM to 6PM, join Chris Cortez, Lee Thomas, Chuy Varela and Melanie Berzon for a Tribute to Gil Evans and Miles Davis, right here on KCSM, The Bay Area’s Jazz Station