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Restless innovator that he was, Miles Davis could also be quite accessible. It didn't take a jazz diehard to be seduced by the moody late-night atmosphere on "So What," or by the majesty of his and John Coltrane's solos on "Someday My Prince Will Come." Representing the fusion era is "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down," with its slinky funk rhythms and John McLaughlin's daredevil guitar. Even his most pop-friendly track, a faithful take on Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," features a haunting, romantic solo.

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It's missing his blue note years, but otherwise it's not that bad. I'd get the original albums if you're studying him properly, or if you're a more casual listener, there are better compilations out there.


Born: May 26, 1926 in Alton, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

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...
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  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop, Bop, Rock
  • Released: Sep 03, 2002

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