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The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965–68$
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Keith Waters

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195393835

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195393835.001.0001

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The Quintet and Its Legacies

The Quintet and Its Legacies

(p.273) Chapter 8 The Quintet and Its Legacies
The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965–68

Davis Quintet

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This chapter discusses the legacy of the Miles Davis Quintet to jazz music. It describes how the members' longevity in the music industry helped make the quintet's compositions a part of the jazz standard repertory. It explores how Miles Davis and the other members who formed their own groups were essential to the development of fusion music in the 1960s and 1970s, with their use of electronic instruments, funk and rock rhythms, extended pedal point and ostinato figures, and sparer harmonic textures. It also considers the quintet's influence in the hard bop resurgence of 1980s, where groups that were indebted to the improvisational approaches of the quintet emerged.

Keywords:   Miles Davis Quintet, jazz standard repertory, historicism, Miles Davis, fusion music, jazz music

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