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The third instalment of Erik Veldkamp’s Jazz History Transcription Series is here! The 170-page History of Miles Davis takes you chronologically through 41 transcriptions, organized chronologically, acting as a survey of the evolution of Miles Davis’ style through his 45 year recording career. There has never been a book like this before, and I can’t wait for you to see it.
Studying the evolution of Miles Davis’s music is crucial for trumpet players aiming to grasp the essence of jazz. Davis’s career spanned several decades, and he played a pivotal role in various jazz movements, reflecting the genre’s evolution. By examining his work chronologically, trumpet players can glean invaluable insights into the ever-changing landscape of jazz.
From his early bebop days with Charlie Parker to his pioneering modal experiments on “Kind of Blue” and the fusion explorations with albums like “Bitches Brew,” Davis continually pushed the boundaries of jazz. This journey illustrates the evolution of trumpet technique, improvisational approaches, and stylistic nuances within the genre.
By delving into Davis’s discography, trumpet players can absorb diverse influences, techniques, and artistic philosophies, enriching their own playing. Understanding how Davis adapted to and influenced the changing jazz landscape provides a roadmap for navigating the complexities of this dynamic genre. Ultimately, Davis’s musical odyssey serves as a comprehensive education in jazz itself, making it an indispensable resource for trumpet players seeking to become well-rounded and versatile musicians.
To the left I have put a ton of samples, and below I have copied the entire song list. Check them all out, then grab an immediate PDF download above.
Books in this Series
Chronological Song List