Happy Birthday, Miles Davis (man of many musical faces)

A visionary musician with the requisite fearless exploration. Here are a few of the many musical faces of Mr. Davis, in rough chronological order. Check out some of his many biographies.

Early Miles: Love for Sale

From the best-selling jazz album of all time: Kind of Blue. If you’re new to jazz or jazz trumpet, or just love great music, this is a good place to start. Buy it.

The Modal Period: So What

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Fusion: Bitches Brew

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And here’s the internal memo at Columbia Records issued when Miles called and told them to name the album Bitches Brew. Hilarious!

Miles_BitchesBrewLetter

1979: On the Corner

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1985: Miles Electric Fusion Band Plays Katia

1981: The Last Performance

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