Miles – The Picasso of Jazz
Chuck Bergeron, Professor of Jazz History and Ensemble Program Coordinator at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami
Even in jazz music, some artists find their groove and never really leave it. Others simply can’t settle down. Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis was a musical trailblazer throughout his storied career, restless and curious, ever forging new paths into uncharted territory and gathering like-minded musicians along the way. From his early days playing under bebop legends Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to his work with saxophonists John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly, and from his work with pianist Bill Evans to delving into the funk/rock world of James Brown and Sly Stone — the transformation of Davis’ music over the years was truly an evolution. This lecture presents a discussion of the different style periods in the evolving artistry of jazz legend Miles Davis.
This presentation is part of Chuck Bergeron's Jazz History series.