Miles Davis


Born
in Alton, Illinois, The United States
May 26, 1926

Died
September 28, 1991

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Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Davis was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz from World War II to the 1990s. He played on various early bebop records and recorded one of the first cool jazz records. He was partially responsible for the development of modal jazz, and jazz fusion arose from his work with other musicians in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Davis belongs to the great tradition of jazz trumpeters that started with Buddy Bolden and ran through Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie, although unlike those musicians he was never considered to have the highest
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Miles: The Autobiography

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Miles Davis: The Playboy In...

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Kind of Blue

4.32 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2000
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Miles Davis - Birth of the ...

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Miles Davis: The Collected ...

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Miles Davis Real Book

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The Art Of Miles Davis

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Miles Davis for Solo Guitar...

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Miles Davis: Jazz Play Alon...

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Miles Davis - Trumpet Signa...

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