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Miles Davis

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: May 26, 1926 | Died: September 28, 1991    

Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean. To examine his career is to examine the history of jazz from the mid-'40s to the early '90s, since he was in the thick of almost every important innovation and stylistic development in the music during that period, and he often led the way in those changes, both with his own performances and recordings and by choosing sidemen and collaborators who forged the new directions. It can even be argued that jazz stopped evolving when Davis wasn't there to push it forward....
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Awards

  • 1955, Winner; Down Beat Reader's Poll
  • 1957, Winner; Down Beat Reader's Poll
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Composition Of More Than Five Minutes Duration for Sketches of Spain (1960)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Large Group Or Soloist With Large Group for Bitches Brew (1970)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for We Want Miles (1982)
  • Sonning Award for Lifetime Achievement In Music (1984; Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Doctor of Music, honoris causa (1986; New England Conservatory)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for Tutu (1986)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for Aura (1989)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band for Aura (1989)
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1990)
  • Knighted into the Legion of Honor (July 16, 1991; Paris)
  • Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance for Doo-Bop (1992)
  • Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance for Miles And Quincy Live At Montreux (1993)
  • Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star (February 19, 1998)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction (March 13, 2006)
  • Hollywood's Rockwalk Induction (September 28, 2006)
  • RIAA Triple Platinum for Kind of Blue
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    We Want Miles (Bonus Track Version)

    Columbia Records
    2014
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    Miles At The Fillmore

    Sony-Legacy Music
    2014
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    Miles Davis: In a Silent Way

    Music On Vinyl
    2013
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    Live At The Plugged Nickel, December 22, 1965 Part Two

    Sony Records
    2013
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    Miles Plays Jazz Classics

    Sony Records
    2013
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    Music & Photos

    Sony Records
    2013
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    North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts

    Sony Records
    2013
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