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Miles Davis
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"Don't play what's there, play what's not there."

  • Born May 26, 1926, in Alton, Illinois. Died Sept. 28, 1991
     
  • One of the most innovative figures in jazz history, trumpeter Miles Davis notched his mainstream breakthrough with 1970's Bitches Brew, which reached No. 35 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum. His 1959 album, Kind Of Blue, ranks as the best-selling jazz album of all time.  
     
  • Davis earned his first career GRAMMY for Best Jazz Composition Of More Than Five Minutes Duration for 1960 for Sketches Of Spain. He performed "Hannibal" at the 32nd GRAMMY Awards in 1990.
  • Did you know? The soundtrack for the 2015 biopic Miles Ahead, starring Don Cheadle as Davis, won a GRAMMY for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media.

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