Miles Davis Biography

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 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, together 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.

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".

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Don Cheadle plans 'gangster' film about Miles Davis

Project is apparently 'a movie he would have wanted to star in'

  • Jan 3, 2012

Miles Davies biopic in the works

Don Cheadle to star as jazz legend

  • Mar 16, 2007

PAINTINGS FOR MILES!

The paintings and drawings were created after the jazz legend suffered a stroke in the 80s...

  • Nov 14, 2001

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Salt Peanuts

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It Never Entered My Mind

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