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The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Bob Gluck


This book explores the performances of Miles Davis’s “Lost” Quintet, 1968-1970, to illuminate the unfolding of Davis’s musical thinking during a period of personal transition. A careful listening reveals music that privileged an uneasy dynamic tension between, on one hand, sonic and structural openness, surprise, and experimentation and, on the other hand, the rhythmic groove. Viewing Davis’s band in this manner allows new webs of musical interconnection to emerge—not only continuity with Davis’s subsequent funk inflected bands—but also a musical world pioneered most significantly by Ornette C ... More

Keywords: Miles Davis, jazz, circle, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Shorter, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Ornette Coleman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226180762
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Gluck, author
State University of New York