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History of Jazz Timeline: 1975

Miles Davis retires. He will not even play his horn for about four years. He will, however, return to playing in 1980.
The Thelonious Monk Quartet plays the Newport in New York Jazz Festival. The Quartet, which includes Thelonious Jr., Larry Gales and Paul Jeffrey, appears at the Lincoln Center.
Pianist Keith Jarrett's Köln Concert album.
Billy Cobham records A Funky Thide of Sings (Atlantic) with John Scofield and the Brecker Brothers, among others.
Gateway (ECM) is recorded by the Gateway trio, featuring John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette.
Guitarist Pat Metheny records his first album Bright Size Life (ECM Records) with bassist Jaco Pastorius and drummer Bob Moses.
Sax player Art Pepper returns to jazz after 15 years with Living Legend (OJC) and brings with him an interest in classic bop.
Pianist Andrew Hill moves to San Francisco, California.
Tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist David Murray arrives in New York City and will shortly form the World Saxophone Quartet with Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, and Julius Hemphill.
Quirky pop jazz vocalist Michael Franks records his first major label release, The Art of Tea (Warner), with Joe Sample, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn and Larry Carlton.

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