Miles Davis
Born: 1926

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
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