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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
Label: COLUMBIA/LEGACY
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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
Miles Smiles
Released: 1967
Label: COLUMBIA/LEGACY
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With their second album, Miles Smiles, the second Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, delving deeper into the more adventurous, exploratory side of their signature sound. This is clear ...Read full review
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