Jazz Trumpeter Miles Davis's Birthday
Miles Davis was born this day, May 26, 1926, in Alton, Ill. He died September 28, 1991. He lived 65 years.
He played in a very relaxed way I thought. I know it relaxed me. I think he was the definition of "cool" in the jazz dictionary.
An interview with Bryant Gumbel on the TODAY SHOW in 1982:
Here is a sample of his music, SUMMERTIME from PORGY AND BESS: