Bing Search

Miles Davis

Miles Davis Performing at Randall's Island Jazz Festival © Shepard Sherbell/Corbis
Born: May 26, 1926 in Alton, IL
User rating: 
482 Ratings
Rate this artist:
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
Critics' Rating:
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
Critics' Rating:
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
Wein to lead Newport All-Stars 1 more time
Aug 1, 10:05 AM EST
1 more time: George Wein to lead Newport All-Stars at festival he founded 60 years ago
At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future
Jul 27, 7:05 AM EST
Fascinating Rhythm: Newport Jazz Festival marks 60th anniversary, looks to the future
Jazz fans seek ways to spend eternity with greats
Jul 9, 10:36 PM EST
New York cemetery builds plots so jazz fans can be buried near their favorite musicians
Grammy-winning jazz flutist Paul Horn dies at 84
Jul 3, 5:18 PM EST
Grammy-winning jazz flutist, New Age music pioneer Paul Horn dies at 84
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans