Miles Davis – One of Jazz’s All-Time Best

Music fans pull out the word king for the most celebrated musicians. Miles Davis was such a musician. Trumpeter. Composer. Bandleader. Miles began his remarkable career as a member of Charlie Parker’s quintet. He went on to establish himself as perhaps the most significant Jazz artist in history. 

Nobody should call themselves a Jazz connoisseur if they do not have Miles Davis in their collection.

Check out some of his best songs/videos below:

Miles Davis & Chaka Khan – Human Nature

Two icons, one stage = Pure musical brilliance! In this live performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Chaka Khan joins the legendary Miles Davis on the song, Human Nature

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Miles Davis & John Coltrane – So What

Perhaps no song in history has been covered more than So What. There are dozens of brilliant interpretations, but only this one offers Miles Davis as a young man performing the song while still playing with John Coltrane. Raw. Original. Historic. Live. Legendary. So What, like Coltrane and Davis, are measurements to jazz greatness. 

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Miles Davis Quintet (Live at Teatro dell’Arte in Milan, Italy on October 11, 1964)

This brilliant performance makes me want to hop in a time machine, travel back to October 11, 1964, Milan, Italy. Not only was Miles Davis blowing out groovy tunes on his trumpet, but the quintet rounded out with Wayne Shorter on the saxophone, Herbie Hancock on the piano, Tony Williams on the drums, and Ron Carter strumming the standup bass. 

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