A mercurial musician with an insatiable taste for a modern sound, Miles Davis is one of the world’s undisputed innovators of jazz and an influential, cultural icon of the 20th century. His career which spanned five decades, kept in tempo with an everchanging world as he explored various stylistic developments in jazz. Wearing many hats as a trumpeter, bandleader and composer, he stepped into each role with primal instinct and improvisational prowess. From Davis’s album Kind of Blue, a cornerstone in jazz history to the fierceness and imaginative power of Bitches Brew, his extensive and extraordinary catalog demonstrated his innate musicality and creative vision that inspired generations.
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