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Musicology beyond the Score and the Performance: Making Sense of the Creak on Miles Davis's “Old Folks”

David Ake

in Jazz Matters

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780520266889
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947399 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520266889.003.0003
Musicology beyond the Score and the Performance: Making Sense of the Creak on Miles Davis's “Old Folks”

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This chapter studies “the creak” that can be heard on Miles Davis's “Old Folks”. This song is part of Davis's album, Someday My Prince Will Come, which has never attracted the attention or rave reviews given to many of his other records. It is this audible creak—heard 1:15 minutes from the start of “Old Folks”—and the ways one might gather some of the meanings revealed and shaped by the creak that are studied here. The chapter also discusses how people listen to, perform, and evaluate jazz.

Keywords: creak; Miles Davis; Old Folks; jazz

Chapter.  6536 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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