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In honor of the 25th anniversary of trumpet legend Miles Davis' death, Under Arrest," he performed Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" and. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CDr release of Human Nature - Live on Discogs. American jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis ( - ), sits . (Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," Michael Jackson's "Human Nature"). other musical entities achieved an oddly suspenseful relationship with the.
In his autobiography Miles said, "I didn't write out the music for Kind of Blue, but brought in sketches for what everybody was supposed to play because I wanted a lot of spontaneity in the playing. Everything was a first take, which indicates the level everyone was playing on. I didn't know exactly what they would sound like together when I first hooked up guys. But I think it's important to pick intelligent musicians because if they're intelligent and creative then the music can really fly.
In a Silent Way introduced Davis's "electric period," and is regarded as one of the early and influential fusion records it featured three electric pianists Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, and Hancock and guitarist John McLaughlin. The palette-expanding sonic steps taken on that record led to the magnificence of Bitches Brew.
Miles said of the double disc, "I had seen the way to the future with my music, and I was going for it like I had always done. I was going for it for myself, for what I wanted and needed in my own music. This session was about improvisation, and that's what makes jazz so fabulous.
Any time the weather changes it's going to change your whole attitude about something, and so a musician will play differently, especially if everything is not put in front of him. A musician's attitude is the music he plays. He continued to blur the lines between jazz, rock, soul, and funk on the sprawling releases Live-Evil, On the Corner, and Get Up With It, before he took a sabbatical from the music business in I felt artistically drained, tired.
I didn't have anything else to say musically. From until early I didn't pick up my horn; for over four years, didn't pick it up once. I would walk by and look at it, then think about trying to play. His work in the '80s incorporated most of the approaches he had taken in the previous decades, blending his classic trumpet stylings with his contemporary forays; Miles worked with a new generation of sidemen John Scofield, Mike Stern, Marcus Miller, Darryl Jones and dabbled with covers of pop songs Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," Michael Jackson's "Human Nature".
Davis was interested in collaborating with Prince in the late '80s, but the project never came to fruition. He gets over with everyone because he fulfills everyone's illusions. Miles forged a legacy as an artistic and cultural touchstone. That rhythm, you hadn't heard no shit like that! Hey, you got it on that tape! Give it to me so I can put something to that rhythm! Nobody wrote like that before. The first time they saw the music to Moose the Mooche — before that Stravinsky and Alban Berg was the hardest thing.
Lucky Thompson was saying — what? Everybody had to learn that.
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Sonny and I used to play that style. Now Sonny's the only one playing it, only one who could. He started with a style imitating Eddie Lockjaw Davis. But he was something else. People don't know it but it took him a long time. I was going with a girl who was an antique dealer in France.
She gave this soprano sax to me and I gave it to Coltrane. I gave that thing to Trane, man, and it's probably still in his hand. He probably died with it in his mouth! He never did take that thing out of his mouth. I said, Sonny — I mean, Trane. I had them both in the band but I have no tapes of that band, shit.
We had this thing by Khatchaturian — you know Rachmaninoff's modulations and stuff like that, three or four keys? I gave him a tone centre of E natural and said, you can play F, G minor, E minor triad, C triad, all these chords … and he'd play all of them. In that order, and then in a different order. And it'd sound like — blablablablublurp But you have to be doing something. It has to fit the chord, the day, the weather and everything.
He was a very greedy man. My wife would cook something, a little cornbread, and I'd say to Bird, Come on downstairs and eat. And he would eat all of the cornbread! He would sit down and leave a little piece like that and then leave! Did that a couple of times and I said, Fuck Bird! After a couple of times I didn't leave him anything to gobble up.
They asked me to say something about Bird.
I said, Man, if I said something about Bird, you wouldn't believe it. Don't ask me that! He was a big hog.human nature- miles davis
No such thing as no with him. Only three people I knew like that. And Dizzy, when he was young. I suppose geniuses are like that.
But he was a big hog. I seen him with a whole ounce of dope once, the dope was spilling over and he wouldn't give it to nobody. So much that it was running all over everything! Guys would ask him for some, he'd say no. Will we ever see his memoirs? I can tell you about Coltrane, but I can't tell you about the women. When I first recorded Trane, the guy from the record company, said, Miles, who is that out there playing saxophone? I said, man, just record the shit. You want us to play, we'll play, if not we'll go home.
I mean, Trane was a big thing to be dropping on people! That was hard shit to just think of! I have to get my teeth fixed. I said, Don't do that. Because he had one tooth out, and that's how he got that sound.
Next thing I know, man, he was smiling and he looked like a piano. And I said — Oh shit!
There goes the sound! A high trumpet, singing very sweet, played by a funny, shrewd, grouchy, fatherly, fragile man, who has to keep playing.