Music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Musical History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Music of Miles Davis/Gil Evans

Spring 2020

Taught By: Bill Kirchner

Section: A

CRN: 5593

Credits: 3

Miles Davis (1926-1991) was—as a trumpeter, bandleader, and composer—one of the foremost innovators in jazz and 20th-century music. As he put it, he “changed music five or six times.” His music ranged from bebop of the 1940s to hip-hop of the 1990s. We’ll be surveying all periods of it. Davis’s closest friend and collaborator for forty years was arranger-composer Gil Evans (1912-1988). Davis and Evans worked together on several monumental albums and numerous other projects. In addition, Evans’s albums as a leader will be examined.

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Musical History (JMUH)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 35

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:21am 8/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 9:30am - 10:50am

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 624

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/11/2020