The Music of Miles Davis

The Music of Miles Davis
For almost fifty years, there was no greater catalyst in improvised music - and arguably, in all creative music - than Miles Davis. He repeatedly revolutionized Jazz and its associated styles, guiding them from bebop through cool jazz, post-bop, jazz-rock fusion, third stream, psychedelic rock, and hip-hop. In this course we will dive into this path of influence, through a comprehensive look at his music, his collaborators, and his life. In addition to in-class lectures, selected readings, and discussion, we will listen to and analyze Davis’ landmark recordings to chart his path of constant reinvention, and explore the ways in which he continues to influence modern creative music.

Kyle Saulnier is a composer, performer, and educator, specializing in modern American music./
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MUSC 1031

All Sections in Winter 2024

Winter 2024

MUSC1031A-W24 Lecture (Saulnier)