Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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:

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