Miles Davis 1955 “Comeback” at the Newport Jazz Festival
SSmith1226 last edited by
There is a very interesting article today in The Guardian about Miles Davis’s 1955 “comeback” from heroin addiction at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival. Below is a link to that article. Below the link is a recording from that performance.
Excellent find. Does anyone else find Miles' articulations not what we've come to expect?
Dale Proctor last edited by
His style changed a lot over the years. Early on, his sound was more mainstream to the era.
GeorgeB last edited by
Now don't start throwing things at me but I have never been a student of his work and with me it was always a case of take him or leave him. But I have to say, he sounded pretty damn good here at Newport in 1955.
neal085 last edited by
@Kehaulani meaning that performance specifically, or as a general statement when comparing his body of work with other artists?
No, was his articulation at that time in his life different than the way he articulated things later in his playing. I hear a difference, more like Clifford Brown. More reliance on the tongue.