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Miles Davis

Miles Davis Performing at Randall's Island Jazz Festival © Shepard Sherbell/Corbis
Born: May 26, 1926 in Alton, IL
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Died: Sep 28, 1991 in Santa Monica, CA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly ...Read full biography
Kind Of Blue [Columbia Jazz Masterpieces]
Released: 1959
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Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard ...Read full review
Bitches Brew
Released: 1970
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Thought by many to be among the most revolutionary albums in jazz history, Miles Davis' Bitches Brew solidified the genre known as jazz-rock fusion. The original double LP included only six cuts and featured ...Read full review
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