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Pages: 183. Not illustrated. Chapters: Modal Jazz Clarinetists,
Modal Jazz Drummers, Modal Jazz Flautists, Modal Jazz Organists,
Modal Jazz Oud Players, Modal Jazz Pianists, Modal Jazz
Saxophonists, Modal Jazz Trumpeters, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock,
John Coltrane, Don Ellis, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Elvin
Jones, Terence Blanchard, Anouar Brahem, Theo Jorgensmann, Don
Cherry, Mccoy Tyner, Kate Higgins, Mal Waldron, Andrew Hill, Jackie
Mclean, Alice Coltrane, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Frank Wess, Mulgrew
Miller, Larry Young, Michiel Braam. Excerpt: Miles Dewey Davis III
(May 26, 1926 September 28, 1991) was an American trumpeter,
bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most
influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with
his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments
in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz,
and jazz fusion. Many well-known musicians rose to prominence as
members of Davis' ensembles, including saxophonists Gerry Mulligan,
John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter,
and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Horace
Silver, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, and
Keith Jarrett; guitarists John McLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike
Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller and Dave
Holland; and drummers Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham
and Jack DeJohnette. On October 7, 2008, his album Kind of Blue,
released in 1959, received its fourth platinum certification from
the RIAA, signifying sales of 4 million copies. Miles Davis was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Davis was
noted as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz." On
November 5, 2009, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan sponsored a measure
in the US House of Representatives to recognize and commemora...
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