Miles Davis and his time: the paths of silence. Jazz between 1945 and 1990 Lecture Series History of Jazz: From Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis

Miles Davis and his time: the paths of silence. Jazz between 1945 and 1990

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  1. José María García MartínezJosé María García Martínez

    Empezó a escribir sobre jazz en el diario "Ya" (1979-1990). Fue delegado en Madrid de la revista "Quartica Jazz" (1983-1987) y corresponsal en España de la revista "Jazz Podium" y la "European Jazz Federation" (1987-1990). Ha trabajado en la Radio y como asesor artístico para diversas empresas discográficas. En la actualidad es crítico de jazz en el diario "El País". Además, escribe en "Ritmo", "Telva" y "La Clave", entre otras publicaciones. Es miembro del Consejo de Redacción de "Cuadernos de Jazz". Es autor de las siguientes publicaciones: 20 años del Club de Música y Jazz San Juan Evangelista recopilador); Del fox trot al jazz flamenco. El jazz en España 1919-1996 (1996); Guía Profesional del Jazz (1999, coordinador, con M,aa Antonia García Jiménez.); y La Música Étnica. Un viaje por las músicas del mundo (disco-libro, 2002).

Probably the musician that most exactly represents the true changing spirit of jazz is Miles Davis, trumpeter and composer, author of uncountable master pieces (Birth of the cool, Kind of blue, Bitches Brew,85), he never looked back into what had been already done and only thought about what was pending to be done. Miles showed the way to his contemporaries, for whom he was a reference and a source of inspiration. He created styles -from "cool jazz" to "jazz rock", and including "modal jazz, its diverse orchestral experiences, or his adventure in the border of atonality-, he invented a sound, endorsed careers -what musician in modern jazz has been able to escape from his influence?-, and none of it was as important for him in comparison to whatever he had in his hands at that time. Always changing, always loyal to himself: Miles Davis.