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Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2013

Department 1

Conservatory of Music


The paper details Miles Davis's influence in the counterculture rock and roll movement through his development of jazz fusion and his personal connections with rock musicians of the period, as well the overlap in musical ideology that occurred when both rock and jazz began to incorporate elements of each others' styles.


This paper was written as the final project for FYS 118-2, Why Jazz Matters: The Legacy of Pops, Duke, and Miles, in Fall 2013. The course was taught by Dr. John Jones.

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