Miles Davis and Melodic Minimalism

Miles Davis is by far even more economical than Coltrane. Almost like a Japanese parchment painting, where you just take the ink and that’s it, man. It’s there and that’s it. In “Freddie Freeloader”, Miles does something really beautiful. He gives me a melody of 2 notes. See, he’s doing the 12 bar blues. It’s the 12 bar blues. But he does something here: he cadences on Ab7. Ab7? Hey… what key am I in?…

"Miles Davis and Melodic Minimalism"