Miles Davis

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  • Boplicity

    The landmark album by Miles Davis Birth of the Cool brought us a unique instrumentation (the nonet) along with distinctive jazz sounds. Without straying from the intent of the music and working directly with the original version, Mike Tomaro's adaptation for standard instrumentation makes this wonderful classic available to the contemporary jazz ensemble. As an added bonus this edition includes the transcribed solos of Gerry Mulligan (bari.), Miles Davis (tpt.) and John Lewis (piano). Learn More
  • MILES AHEAD

    This arrangement was written and recorded in 1957 and appeared on the "Miles Ahead" album. This is pure brilliance by Evans. "Miles Ahead" was an album arranged as two suites of several songs each (for CD reissue, the entire album plays as one continuous piece). The held-over chord from "My Ship" should only be played if you perform these two pieces together. If "Miles Ahead" is performed by itself, begin on the melodic pick-up to bar 3. One of the great arranging discoveries made when Gil"s original manuscripts turned up in 1996 was the various woodwind combinations Evans used in these settings. As can be seen, "Miles Ahead" has three bass clarinets playing throughout most of this arrangement. As if that wasn't enough, he has all of them playing in unison at the highest part of their register (only Evans would ask for a bass clarinet to play a high F above the staff). Though it was not played on the master take, we have included the original piano part. Learn More
  • The Ship

    This is the brilliant ballad treatment of the Kurt Weill/Ira Gershwin standard by Gil Evans as recorded by Miles Davis on the Miles Ahead album. Learn More

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