Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Born: May 26, 1926

Died: September 28, 1991

Nationality: American

Occupation: Musician, bandleader, composer, trumpeter, artist

Biography: Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.

Source/Notes: Miles, the Autobiography (1989) (co-written with Quincy Troupe, p. 398.

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Source/Notes: During a recording session for Prestige, on the album "Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet" (1956)

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Source/Notes: Charles R. Cross, Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix (2005), ISBN 1-4013-0028-6