Miles Davis is vital figure in the 1950s music as he drew together different trends in hard bop and cool jazz. His career travelled from cool jazz and bebop into the heroin addiction since his return at the 1954 caused the shifting to hard bop. Miles emerged a hero of jazz because of the magnificent change that he brought to jazz. From 1949 to 1969, he changed the rules of jazz five timers. Just as Coltrane, Miles’ organized a continuous music growing group that their music styles and concepts were very dynamic for the better.
The two artists are considered brilliant consummate professionals who managed to push their music to a level of their capacities. Miles is known as a trumpeter whereas Coltrane as a saxophonist. Miles’ 1960 classic quintet and the landmark of 1970 “Bitches Brew” is a provision of his innovative use of a trumpet as he drove jazz from hard bop to era of fusion though he was single handed. Similarly, Coltrane impulsive compilation was famous in his times as his saxophonist drove his classic quartet in different spiritual and amazing directions. The compilations cover the time when the two artists drove their music from hard bop to fusion, avant-garde jazz and free bob.
Miles Davis is known as the sorcerer in the history of jazz because of his effective changes in jazz music. In 1949 to 1950, He started the cool jazz movement which targeted the young generations. The movement marked the birth of cool jazz as it was typically different from bop. In the year 1954 he began the hard bop movement which was known as “walkin”. Between 1957 and 1960 with Gil Evans, Miles widened the scope of jazz in terms of composition, recording projects and big bands as he added a new meditative mood to jazz. In 1957, Miles culminated blues kind of melody and improvised modes and melody of jazz and replaced it with the harmonic complexity of bop. In 1969 fusion was started by “Bitches Brew” and Miles’ focus moved from melody to rhythm. Throughout his considerable period in changing jazz, Miles focused on rethinking harmonic, instrumentation, rhythm and melody.
John Coltrane was the most looming musician within the world of music that miles created via his choice of musicians and influence. Coltrane in his short-lived and controversial career of music explored the modal and musical, cultural and ethical avant-garde of the 1960s. Although he was of the same age as Miles, Coltrane never recorded any significant music until 1955 as part of the quintet of Miles. Afterwards he recorded several albums within a short period. At the same time that Miles was focusing on kind of blue melody, Coltrane organized his own band. At the same time he also filled the leadership role that was left by Miles.
In 1964, Miles made a comeback with his second quintet and in the same year, Coltrane made a release of Love supreme album and garnered both popular and critical acclaim. However, they all seemed not satisfied with their music and they considered moving to different directions Coltrane considered avant-garde and Miles Fusion and they all rested on modality. The differing condition between Miles and Coltrane is on drug use. After Coltrane was hired by Miles in 1955 he was considered well influence in the saxophone of jazz but he was addicted to alcohol and narcotics.
Miles Davis who was born in the year 1926-1991 hard the largest looms ever in the Postwar Jazz than anyone has ever done. Jazz shows no one had the closer capacity to bring change in the musical experience to that of Miles. Davis is regarded to as one of the most innovators and one of the top influential respected legends in the music industry especially Jazz music. Miles was the most highly and widely recognised Jazz musician in his musical era. He portrayed a highly outspoken social critic and a relatively high arbiter of style in his attitude and also rather much more keenly in music. This is due to his positive effects on jazz music that was solely from the effect of him consecutively changing the rules.
Davis who was born and brought up in community full of racism in the Morth Carlonia lost his father earlier at the age of twelve years which was one of the effects that highly affected his studies as on the other hand he became solely attached to music which he felt to his to in his heart ton bits. He proved his intellectual skills from the age of fifteen when he skilfully shifted from clarinet to alto saxophone. He thoroughly practised his instruments holding to the act of taking odd jobs to boost him in the support of his family. Miles later enrolled at the Ornstein School of Music and took theory at the Granoff Studios where he gave all his effort and strength to get a grip off the skills and knowledge to play.
He later joined the friend (Jimmy Health) in big band as a saxophonist. Davis and Coltrane are two great musicians who supported each other and understood each other’s roles in the achievement of musical experience. In some instances, they both collaborated to produce trucks together like in 1959 when they recorded Kind of Blue. As birds of the same flock that fly together never fail to knock their wings, they had some little drawbacks and misunderstandings especially in the part when Davis fired Coltrane two times due to the fact that he was highly relying on drugs. Though it was a harsh step from the friend, we later understand that this move by Davis acted as a rekindle boost to Coltrane’s life as he cleaned it fully after undergoing a religious experience that drove him to dedicating his life fully to music which seemed to be the only cure to his aching soul.
As one of the best ever innovative and gifted leaders in the band and a reliable composer, he greatly influenced a large number of notable bands and musicians who invested largely in diverse genres of music. Famous musicians, who later rose to prominence as they were still members of Davis's bands or ensembles, included the famous saxophonists namely Mulligan Gerry, Cannonball Aderley, Wayne Shorter, the saxophone Dave libman, Branford Marsalis and his great friend Kenny Garrett. Davis also collaborated with the famous trombonist J.J Johnson and the pianists, Horace Silver the legend tenor saxophone John Coltrane and George Colman. Though these two great protagonists achieved a lot in making the Jazz music famous by bringing it to the light, they did not give their all. This is due to the fact they indulged in drug abuse which slowed their performance power and impact apart from the huge negative impact they brought onto their health lives.