The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Electric Miles Ensemble

This ensemble covers arrangements of mid-to-late eighties Miles Davis repertoire, including material from We Want Miles, You’re Under Arrest, Tutu, Amandla, and Live Around The World. The ensemble uses the music and format of Miles’s later bands as a framework for exploring fresh approaches to comping and soloing. Modern rhythm section ideas, superimposing chords over static harmonies, polytonal street grooves, etc., are explored. These ideas are applied to other material, including student compositions. Final enrollment is at the discretion of the instructor. 2 credits (Spring only)
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