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Miles Davis

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by munkycharmz, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. Just a quick question because Im young and stupid and curious. Who played bass for Miles Davis ? On Take 5. I downloaded it from Kazaa because my sax player said it was tight.
    ba dadda dada so what.
    Thank you.
    Munky Charmz
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Miles recorded "Take 5"?
    I'm curious, too.

    Anyway, most of the bassists that have played with/recorded with Miles are heavyweights-
    Charles Mingus
    Paul Chambers
    Ron Carter
    Dave Holland
    Pierre Michelot

    ...electric players-
    Michael Henderson
    Marcus Miller
    Darryl Jones
  3. well Kazaa said it was Miles Davis and it said take 5. i think it might be called "so what" or something My music teacher told me some story of how Miles gave all his bands money away to a political party when they were playing like carnegie hall or something and then his band got pissed and they did the concert superfast... Well the first song they did is the song im looking for. So if anyone has any clue of what the hell I'm talking about could you tell me who played bass then?
  4. steve 1

    steve 1 Guest

    Feb 18, 2002
    utica, ny
    i wanna say it was mingus
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    Felton Crews
    Benny Rietveld
  6. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    I thought it was Dave Brubek who did take 5.
  7. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    he composed it and did the first recording, but from there, many others probably also have.
  8. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    If the song begins very quietly w/a 3 note piano figure, its probably "So What" off of the Kind of Blue album. Paul Chambers(Mr. PC) on bass.
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Paul Desmond was the composer of "Take 5", not Brubeck.

    Credit where credit is due.
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    If it's "So What" from 1961's Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall...it's Chambers.
    I seem to recall from my reading about some concert being a 'freebie' for the band...not sure if this is the one, though.

    IMO, the "superfast" versions of "So What" usually have one Tony Williams on cans. The 1964 Concerts: Four & More discs...he's roaring through "So What".
    Same goes for a disc I just picked up this weekend-
    Miles In Berlin. Whew! I don't see how Carter kept up with those sorta tempos.

    Hey BigWheel-
    ...yeah, I forgot about Benny. Foley, though, IMO, doesn't make me think "bass heavyweight". ;)
  11. maxvalentino

    maxvalentino Endorsing Artist Godin Guitars/ Thomastik-Infeld

    how could you forget Benny Rietveld?
    There's also Richard Patterson. Harvey Brooks...lemme see...Dave Holland and Ron Carter both played ELECTRIC in the Filles de Kilimangaro-In A Silent Way-BitchesBrew-Live Evil-Onthe Corner Periods.
    Of course Michael Henderson!
    And...on "Miles And Quincy Live At Montreaux" Carles Benavent!!


    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Hey theres Tom Barney from the Star People
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...what can I say, I'm an idiot.
    Actually, I'm guesstimating that I have, I don't know...50 albums by Miles. I don't think I have any with Rietveld or Patterson or Foley on bass.
    Maybe it's me...that is by far my least favorite Miles' period. I'm not too thrilled with the keys/synths that were pretty dominant in those bands.

    I pretty sure Carter also played electric bass on Miles In The Sky...

    Star People is Marcus Miller.
    ...then again, I'll go dig that album out a little later & make sure. ;)

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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    Star People has Marcus and Tom on it
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...you're right!

    BTW, Miles dug The Electric Flag's debut A Long Time Coming...that's how he came to know about Harvey Brooks.
    (Leonard Feather played it for Miles during one of those Downbeat "Blindfold Tests").

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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    Tom Baney is playing some very nice Grooves on that recording.
  17. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Hmm, let me think of some more.... Al McKibbon and Percy Heath, i think.

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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    Barney not Baney sorry :(
  19. Ditto, not a big fan of anything after Bitches Brew.

    P.S. www.allmusic.com lists more than 200 versions of Take 5, Miles isn't on the list.

    P.P.S. Also my favorite was forgotten: Oscar Pettiford.
  20. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Ironic: Ron Carter has said in interviews that he doesn't understand why everyone that covers that song (So What) play it at such a fast tempo.

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