Miles Davis - Sondz

Overview

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz.

Born in Alton, Illinois, and raised in East St. Louis, Davis left to study at Juilliard in New York City, before dropping out and making his professional debut as a member of saxophonist Charlie Parker's bebop quintet from 1944 to 1948. Shortly after, he recorded the Birth of the Cool sessions for Capitol Records, which were instrumental to the development of cool jazz. In the early 1950s, Davis recorded some of the earliest hard bop music while on Prestige Records but did so haphazardly due to a heroin addiction. After a widely acclaimed comeback performance at the Newport Jazz...

Facts

Also performed asCleo Henry
Born26 May 1926, in Alton
Died28 Sep. 1991 (Aged: 65), in Santa Monica
AreaUnited States
Years active45
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Married to

Betty Davis (1968-1969)

Frances Taylor Davis (1959-1968)

ChildrenErin DavisCheryl Davis
Role(s)TrumpetDesign/illustration
Label(s)ColumbiaLegacyPrestigeCBSCBS/SonyWarner Bros. RecordsSony Records InternationalBlue NoteFontanaMobile Fidelity Sound Lab

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