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Jazz MattersSound, Place, and Time since Bebop$
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David Ake

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520266889

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520266889.001.0001

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

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

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(p.37) Two Musicology beyond the Score and the Performance: Making Sense of the Creak on Miles Davis's “Old Folks”
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Jazz Matters
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David Ake

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520266889.003.0003

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

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