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Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis IIIBy AJ Polis

Davis was born May 26, 1926 to an affluent African American family in Alton, Illinois and sadly died on September 28, 1991.

Davis's father, Miles Henry Davis, was a dentist. In 1927 the family moved to East St. Louis, Illinois.They also owned a great ranch in northern Arkansas, where Davis learned to ride horses as a boy.Davis's mother, Cleota Mae Davis, wanted her son to learn the piano. she was a blues pianist but kept this fact hidden from her son. His musical studies began at 13, when his father gave him a trumpet and set up lessons with local musician Elwood Buchanan.

Jazz fusion, fusion, or jazz-rock are all genres played by Miles Davis. Jazz fusion, is a musical fusion genre that developed in the late 1960s from a mixture of elements of jazz.

Top 3 Songs#1 So What#2 Right Off#3 'Round Midnight

Jazz improvisation is an important aspect of jazz. Improvisation is composing on the spot and coming up with melodies off the top of your head. Jazz improvisation was distinguished from other forms of music improvisation by its chordal complexity.

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Interesting Facts1.He was an american trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.2.He recommended The Byrds to his label and its not clear if he ever heard or saw them before.3."Don't play what's there, play what's not there." is a quote from Miles Davis.

"So What" is one of Davis' top songs. It was the first track on his 1959 album, "Kind of Blue". It was recorded March 2nd and released August 17th. It is 9 min. 22 sec.


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