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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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  • Ife69

    Complete On The Corner Rules

    26 Jul 3:59am Reply
  • deadlygoodmusic Review of "Birth of the cool" on my blog. Follow me to read at least one new review a day!

    25 Jul 5:08am Reply
  • PeaceloveK

    I absolutely love his quintet with Coltrane, Garland, Chambers and "Philly" Joe.

    7 Jul 11:50pm Reply
  • PeaceloveK

    Как грубо=/

    7 Jul 11:47pm Reply
  • TheMoralCrusade

    …Терпеть не могу этого клоуна.

    3 Jul 7:53am Reply
  • adamofgenesis

    The Great Miles Davis. Rest In Peace.

    26 Jun 8:53am Reply
  • Goatlordlord

    I didn't mean it too seriously ;-) I really love Miles Davis AND Frank Zappa. I think both of them didn't know what the other was doing and they both "invented" it simultaneously. Btw Zappa recorded "Uncle Meat" October 1967-February 1968, and "King Kong" could be also be seen as fusion ;-)

    1 Jun 5:40pm Reply
  • halo_dm2

    @ Goatlordlord IN A SILENT WAY, the first MILES DAVIS jazz fusion was Released in July 30, 1969 and recorded in February 18, 1969. Frank Zappa's HOT RATS was released in October 10, 1969 and Recorded July 18 - August 30, 1969. Both albums are great by the way.

    31 May 5:34am Reply
  • Goatlordlord

    @jpzitoleopold: Frank Zappa invented jazz fusion with his 1969 album "Hot rats"!

    30 May 1:16am Reply
  • halo_dm2

    I don't understand what's the point of those guys writing negative things about MIles Davis. Lady Gaga has lots of plays, I have never played her and I never wrote anything in her page because I don't care at all.

    30 May 12:06am Reply
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Chyba nic lepszego niż Biczes Brju nigdy nie zabrzmiało na elektrycznych instrumentach...

    29 May 11:08am Reply
  • Coltranes_Ghost

    Miles would have been 88 yesterday, so it goes...

    27 May 9:46am Reply
  • voodoo_rites

    Happy Birthday to the Prince of Darkness

    26 May 8:36pm Reply
  • jazzthieve

    WaldoJeffers_X and it also doesn't mean they are the worst in their field....what exactly is your point? Btw, "best" is a highly subjective term.

    23 May 8:18pm Reply
  • WaldoJeffers_X

    The fact that he has so many listeners means nothing. The Beatles and Mozart have a lot of plays too, because they are very famous, that doesn't mean that they were THE BEST in what they did.

    18 May 5:27pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    David, Miles Davis has more listens because his music, especially his fusion stuff, appeals to rock fans, not just jazz fans. To call bitches brew a 'marketing ploy' is to totally misunderstand one of the greatest albums of the '60s.

    18 May 4:03pm Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    but he invented jazz fusion

    18 May 3:29pm Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    Also, no Miles did not invent Cool Jazz. That is a Gerry Mulligan album, and even at that Bix Beiderbecke was playing Cool Jazz in the 1920s (For No Reason At All in C).....

    16 May 6:21am Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    How Miles has more plays than Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, etc combined... is really something I will never understand... Listen to Billie's Bounce... he cannot even maintain his tone! Great player, but let's be real... there were others before and after him who were equal if not superior. Kind of Blue is a masterpiece. Bitches Brew was a great marketing ploy for the woodstock generation, and I guess it succeeded, as for me multiple spliced up jams is not exactly interesting when you can listen to a variety of other incredible jazz. End of Rant.

    16 May 6:20am Reply
  • kenilla

    v dude u are on the internets.

    15 May 1:43pm Reply
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