Four (composition)

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"Four"
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Composition by Miles Davis from the album Blue Haze
Released 1954
Recorded March 15 and April 3, 1954
Genre Jazz
Length 4:03[1]
Label Prestige
Composer Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinston[2]
Producer Bob Weinstock, Ira Gitler
Blue Haze track listing

8

  1. I'll Remember April
  2. Four
  3. Old Devil Moon
  4. Smooch
  5. Blue Haze
  6. When Lights are Low
  7. Tune Up
  8. Miles Ahead

"Four" is a 1954 jazz standard composed by the American jazz saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and mistakenly[citation needed] attributed to jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.[3] It was first recorded in 1954 by Miles Davis and released in 1956 on his album Blue Haze.[2]

Song Form[edit]

Four begins with an ascending major second, the composition is a 32 bar ABAC form.[4]

Renditions[edit]

The following artists have covered this compositions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Blue Haze - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Aebersold, Jamey (1995). Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long - Volume 65 - Four and More. Jamey Aebersold Jazz Inc. pp. ii. ISBN 1-56224-209-1. 
  3. ^ Koster, Rick. Texas Music, St. Martin's Press, page 319, (2000) - ISBN 0-312-25425-3
  4. ^ a b Levine, Mark (1995). The Jazz theory Book. Sher Music Co. p. 388. 
  5. ^ amg