Tuesday, 26 May 2015

89th birthday of Miles Davis

(Born 26 May 1926, Alton, Illinois, US)
Trumpeter, composer, bandleader, innovative musical genius whose First Great Quintet & Sextet (1955-1958) and Second Great Quintet (1964-1968), as well as the later independent careers of each and everyone in these ensembles (tenor saxophonists John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, altoist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, pianists Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock, bassists Paul Chambers and Ron Carter, and drummers Jimmy Cobb and Tony Williams), play a critically contributing role in the phenomenal growth and transformation of jazz, African American classical music, during this historic epoch of African American freedom affirmation
(Miles Davis Sextet, Kind of Blue [personnel: Davis, trumpet; Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, alto saxophone; John Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Bill Evans, piano; Wynton Kelly, piano {on “Freddie freeloader” only – track no. 2}, Paul Chambers, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums; recorded: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, US, 2 March and 22 April 1959])
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