Biography of a Jazz myth: Miles Davis

“It was with Miles Davis that I realized the importance of having a leader. Without Miles, the band would have had no reason to exist, and many of his groups without him would have been only a shadow of something […] he knew its value and this is one of the most important things in art”
Keith Jarrett

Genius in the history of jazz, American trumpeter and composer, Miles Dewey Davis III is one of the most influential, innovative and original musicians of the twentieth century. A central figure in the history of the genre, the African American Miles Davis, by mixing in a creative musical syntax, has made ​​several great experiments helping to create new languages. Miles Dewey Davis III was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois, and died September 28, 1991 in Santa Monica, California.

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The ten greatest jazz musicians of all time

Typically, jazz has always been like the kind of man with whom you would not want your daughter to go out
Duke Ellington

Jazz music, the most important musical phenomenon of the ‘900 gave birth to great jazz musicians, can be considered as a gateway for other types of music. It is a genre that, starting from a substrate that included popular forms of blues (you can say that all modern music derives from the poetic hilarious blues primitive, which is anything but ideal for a child), spirituals and band music and gradually incorporating other forms of black music (such as the ragtime of the 20s) comes to use a basic standard used as a starting point for continuous change of each module harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic.

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