Displaying items by tag: Miles Davis
Sunday, 14 October 2012 10:57

Miles Davis - Milestones

In 1948 Davis grew close to the Canadian composer and arranger Gil Evans.

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Saturday, 29 September 2012 18:19

Miles Davis - Will O' the Wisp

In the fall of 1944, following graduation from high school, Davis moved to New York City to study at the Juilliard School of Music.
Upon arriving in New York, he spent most of his first weeks in town trying to get in contact with Charlie Parker, despite being advised against doing so by several people he met during his quest, including saxophonist Coleman Hawkins Charlie Parker, Tommy Potter, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Max Roach, August 1947

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Miles Dewey Davis was born on May 26, 1926, to an affluent African American family in Alton, Illinois. His father, 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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Thursday, 27 September 2012 18:32

Miles Davis - Solar

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) 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.

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