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Alton, St Louis IL, United States (1926 – 1991)

Miles Davis (Miles Dewey Davis III, Alton, Illinois, May 26, 1926 – Santa Monica, California, September 28, 1991) was an American , and .

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 music, including , , , , and . Many well-known musicians rose to prominence as members of Davis’ ensembles, including saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, Dave Liebman, Branford Marsalis and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Horace Silver, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett; guitarists John McLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Marcus Miller and Darryl Jones, ; and drummers Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, and Al Foster.

Miles Davis was born on May 26, 1926, to a relatively affluent family in Alton, Illinois. His father, Dr. Miles Henry Davis, was a dentist. In 1927 the family moved to East St. Louis, Illinois. They also owned a substantial ranch in northern Arkansas, where Davis learned to ride horses as a boy.

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  • moe_VS_metal

    HELLO (´・ω・`)。♥。・゚♡゚・。♥。・゚♡゚・。♥。 from TOKYO JAPAN

    22 Feb 2:34pm Reply
  • Kaoru_is_here

    I'm absolutely in love with his electric period. All these albums are so dense, hypnotic, psychedelic and intense. It's really hard to part from them once you got caught up in their groove.

    18 Feb 12:55am Reply
  • theseasonisours

    if i ever have a son i will name him miles in honor of miles davis

    17 Feb 5:21pm Reply
  • janaplein

    Love this Music

    10 Feb 11:40am Reply
  • Masterpcrf

    Ок

    8 Feb 7:22pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    I really adore their Amsterdam concert 1960 So what.....genius

    5 Feb 7:15pm Reply
  • kajuga

    I'm not sure if it's avantgarde enough but i would recommend you In a silent way or Bitches Brew for good start.

    28 Jan 10:20pm Reply
  • glamourtwins

    I'm new to Miles Davis (and jazz too), so a shout out to @MisterJunior for enlightening me on his more avant garde albums. I'll be sure to check them out 👍 thanks!

    24 Jan 2:23pm Reply
  • Psychopathes

    Master! [2]

    24 Jan 1:46pm Reply
  • A-W-A-X

    My-ulz!

    21 Jan 10:00pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    Master!

    3 Jan 3:09pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    The charts look about like you'd expect them to look, given that Bitches Brew and Kind of Blue are his two most popular albums. A casual listener who only wants to own or possess one or two Miles Davis albums isn't going to buy Agharta or Nefertiti or Sorcerer or something like that that's a little more obscure, they're going to go with Kind of Blue, Bitches Brew and/or Birth of the Cool. Frankly there's nothing wrong with that, either. Sure, we may lament the fact that Miles' wonderful catalog remains largely unexplored by so many, but considering how many music fans don't even bother attempting to listen to even small amounts of jazz much less pouring deeply into it, it's good that people are listening at least to some of his more popular and representative works.

    3 Jan 8:23am Reply
  • everydayrobots

    His Avant-Garde phase is goddamn powerful, Nefertiti, On the Corner, Get Up With It, Dark Magus, so many amazing works. Miles you are incredible. [2]

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Teokafalieva

    Love ❤

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Wotsthedeal

    What's up with the charts? He has more than just "Kind of Blue" you know.

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Keolia

    Absolutely.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • KeinChris

    You can feel it..

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Aderus

    His Avant-Garde phase is goddamn powerful, Nefertiti, On the Corner, Get Up With It, Dark Magus, so many amazing works. Miles you are incredible.

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Joshy1kz

    Kind Of Blue <3

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    God. Kind Of Blue is my all time favorite album. So many classics. Guy is just incredible.

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
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