Miles Davis

  1. United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
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  • The Miles Davis rhythm section were busy men and Pepper was blessed to have such stellar players available for the one day, because the final product is excellent.
  • The Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet will re-create the pre-electric, pre-fusion Miles Davis when it presents "The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959" at 8 p.m. Front Page
  • There's a great Miles Davis track on side two.
  • The displays on the four walls and the exhibits in the center are all built around various topics, like "Counterculture and Assimilation," which offers Miles Davis's inscribed flugelhorn, Dizzy Gillespie's bejeweled fez and a well-worn, road-decorated steamer trunk from Pearl Bailey; elsewhere, there's Count Basie's sporty yachting cap. No Myth: The Apollo's Power
  • Charlie Parker may have pioneered bebop jazz, but Miles Davis helped him to establish it.
  • New York It may seem surprising that Gerry Mulligan and Miles Davis put themselves on the map as composer-auteurs at the same time in the same band — namely, the 1949 “Birth of the Cool” nonet led by Davis — since, in one key aspect at least, their mature music could not be more different. Reimagining a Jazz Giant
  • The musical Renaissance man has had, by his own accounting, seven often-simultaneous careers: As a French hornist, he got his first job with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age 17 and performed on Miles Davis's seminal "Birth of the Cool" recordings. Man of Many Music Careers
  • Even trumpeter Miles Davis traced his style to his love of gospel music.
  • Miles Davis's much bootlegged performances in Poland in the 1980s were signature moments in the decline of Polish Communism, symbols of a yearned-for freedom.
  • He loved that entire scene," said Mr. Szwed, who wrote in his 2002 biography, "So What: The Life of Miles Davis," that Mr. Davis "skipped rope, did floor exercises, and worked the speed bag with bebop phrasing and triple-tongue rhythms. Outside the Box: For Young Musicians, This Exercise Has a Ring to It
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