Playing on the music scene for nearly six decades, Miles Davis had a profound impact on the course of modern improvisational music.
After claiming a name for himself in the jazz culture in the 1940s, Miles brought his talents to another realm of music where he experimented with different contemporary sounds. Mile’s could curate a unique sound that pushed the boundaries of music. He maintained an individual style that didn’t belong to one specific genre.
His experimental soundscapes with rock and roll in the ’60s intrigued a significant fanbase and later got him nominated into the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2006. Miles legacy stretched far across many genres of music. In the 60’s he cultivated a unique set of French melodies in his album “Ascenseur pour l’echafaud.” The album reflected his vivid love affair with his French muse, and his brief fragmented concords captured the unpredictable post-war era impressions. The album was a soundtrack to a French film Mile’s did in ’57. It represented “a more intimate and spontaneous side of Miles” and these unique sounds created a sense of mystery that complimented the elements of the film.
“When a client played this song for me over his new sound system, I was immediately impressed by its eloquent sound. Each segment of the song was unpredictable and produced a new different tone from the last. It’s a great album that most people overlook in Miles catalog. “-John Peters (Seattle Showroom)
The Track You Won’t Want To Miss:
The trumpet sounds of this Miles Davis track play into the romance and war themes of the album. With long dragged out notes from the trumpet and soft tones on the piano, there seems to be a continuous suspenseful build up throughout the song. The melodies are dark and brooding echoing the feel of the film. The sounds and images that come to mind are ever-changing with extremes of cool alternating with zaps of profane energy flowing through the speakers.
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