Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz.
Bitches Brew “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” is a song off of Miles Davis’s Album, Bitches Brew, which debuted in 1969. The song features an ensemble of twelve musicians. These musicians perform by using only three brass and woodwind instruments.
Miles’s Style “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” opens with a soft percussion beat, then easily transitions to an easy-listening sound of the trumpet. The sound of the trumpet is Miles Davis’s solo. You can hear him sliding from one pitch to another. There is not a solid pattern or form that the music takes; it is a free flowing sound that varies from low register, to a rapid bebop, to high held tones. His improvised rhythm is beautifully integrated.