Miles Davis, 1926-1991

Miles Davis passed away 20 years ago. He was a seminal figure of contemporary music, whose influence has extended far beyond jazz music – which he has largely contributed to expand. I sometimes consider Lee Friedlander (still alive and kicking) as a close equivalent of Miles Davis. The following portrait of Miles Davis is part of the book “American Musicians”.

Miles Davis by Lee Friedlander, 1969

 

 

 

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One thought on “Miles Davis, 1926-1991

  1. Rest in Peace to Miles, a controversial figure but… where’s the controversy – all his life he sought to make good new music, and succeeded on many occasions thanks to his beautiful tone, melodic lyricism and incredible knack for surrounding himself with new young talents. A genius!

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