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Miles Davis

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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 and innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, post-bop and jazz fusion. In 2006, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which recognized him as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz". In 2008, his 1959 album Kind of Blue received its fourth platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of at least four million copies in the United States. On December 15, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution recognizing and commemorating the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary, "honoring the masterpiece and reaffirming jazz as a national treasure". Life and...

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9:33pm Aug 13
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SongAli (take 3)
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AlbumThe Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
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On Jul 13, 2009. 12:33pm
simonhn said

A classic!

On Dec 31, 2009. 5:53pm
warwicks said

Where does a mere mortal find words sufficient to comment upon an Immortal?

On Mar 8, 2011. 1:02am
Sonofswift said

You said it. It's being enjoyed over 50 years after it was created, unlike much of the current pop music. It will probably be enjoyed in another 50 years.

On May 26, 2011. 6:56am
Christopher Lynch said

What can be said about "The Man", that hasn't already been said! Hearing "Kind Of Blue", as an impressionable seventeen-year-old in 1967 - ironically the day Trane passed away if my memory is correct - irrevocably turned my head around musically.
The Beatles? I couldn't have cared less. I'd moved on to higher ground, crossed the proverbial Rubicon and like so many others, would never look back. Thankyou Miles and for the sweet lady who lent that album in blue vinyl!

On Nov 5, 2014. 8:19am
Ado Bovs said

I was just listening to Tutu... real cool... Thanks ABC.

On Jul 21, 2015. 9:37pm
sturte09 said

My favourite artist!

On Apr 30, 2016. 8:42pm
johnhyphen said

Is it really 30 years ? sounds like next week!

On Sep 22, 2016. 1:09pm
Stu said

Solea is probably my favorite track, off a classic live album, Miles Davis/Quincy Jones Live At Montreux. Love the atmospheric trumpet.... the track just takes as long as it takes.......

On Oct 20, 2016. 4:58pm
Stu said

Freddie Freeloader.... you can't be a freeloader if people don't like you, & really I cant imagine anyone who wouldn't *love* this track.... another Miles Davis cracker!

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