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(The Atlantic)   How badass was Dave Brubeck? Miles Davis was his proud disciple   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Brubeck, Miles Davis, badass, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, jazz club, jazz, Louis Armstrong  
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2012-12-06 09:27:19 PM  
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--How is that awesome? Miles Davis pretty much loved everybody. He was just that kind of guy. --

In Davis' autobio he mentioned being paired with Steve Miller once in an attempt by his label to appeal to a rock audience. Miles referred to Miller as a no-talent-can't-play-mofo.

I agree.
2012-12-06 09:55:22 PM  
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Omahawg: The only Miles Davis I really like are On the Corner and Jack Johnson

On the Corner is freakin' insane. Can you imagine the balls it took to release an album like that? Even after B*tches Brew, releasing On the Corner was akin to Pearl Jam releasing a polka record.
2012-12-06 08:06:04 PM  
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I saw Brubeck in concert about 3 years ago. At 88, he was playing like he was 30. It was an amazing experience.
2012-12-06 07:04:58 PM  
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SevenizGud: Most over-rated musician of all time:

Miles Davis or Bob Dylan?


The Doors and The Eagles. All members individually, and the bands collectively.

On topic though (sort of), I'd say Dylan is more over-rated as a musician, but I've always respected him as a songwriter.
2012-12-06 06:58:44 PM  
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Most over-rated musician of all time:

Miles Davis or Bob Dylan?

2012-12-06 05:59:34 PM  
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Dave took his share of crap for being a white jazz musician, but he also didn't take any crap from racists about having Eugene Wright as his bass player.

The DB Quartet had a concert scheduled at a southern university and the school officials wanted Wright to play offstage because he was black. Brubeck refused and said if he's not on stage with the rest of us, we're not playing. On the first song, Brubeck gave Wright at solo spot right at the front of the stage.

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