Miles Henry Davis
Miles Henry Davis
Miles Henry Davis was a prominent American dentist and father of jazz legend Miles Davis.
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Miles Davis set trumpeter Botti on path to jazz world - North County Times
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(Courtesy photo) The song that changed the life of trumpeter Chris Botti was a Miles Davis recording of "My Funny Valentine." "That was real, real powerful for me," Botti said, evidence of the musical territory and emotion that the trumpet could claim
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Jazz review: 'Miles Davis Quintet - Live in Europe 1967' and 'Miles Español' - Los Angeles Times
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If the sun rose this morning, then it must be time for a record label to take another run at repurposing the Miles Davis catalog. February saw the release of the bracing "Bitches Brew Live," which paired nicely with 2010's sumptuous 40th Anniversary
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Coming Up: Miles Davis and the Making of Kind of Blue - KUT News
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Don't miss KUT's Views and Brews discussion of Miles Davis and the Making of Kind of Blue: Jazz and the Art of Indirection next Tuesday, September 20th at 6 at the Cactus Cafe. Miles Davis was known as the master of understatement. In his seminal work,
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Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 'Immersive Production' to Tour - JazzTimes Magazine
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CAMI Music has joined forces with Miles Davis Properties, LLC and Blue Note Records to present The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959. Described as “a new immersive musical and historical production,” The Miles Davis Experience:
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Segal's jazz series features Miles Davis tribute - Montreal Gazette
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One of the most intriguing shows on the new schedule is trumpeter Ron Di Lauro's tribute to Miles Davis's seminal album Kind of Blue, which takes place on Oct. 9. Di Lauro staged a big-band homage to the Davis recording of Porgy and Bess last year at
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Miles Davis Premiered His New Nine Piece Band In New York - WFMY News 2
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In 1972, Miles Davis premiered his new nine-piece band in New York. Unlike other bands Davis had formed, this one was comprised of mostly unknown musicians. In 1973, Todd Rundgren recorded the voices of 1000 fans in San Francisco for the left track of
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Miles Davis, Live at the Apogee - New York Times
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1,” a new collection of Miles Davis recordings, is due out on Sept. 20. By NATE CHINEN AROUND this time last year it became hard not to see the Miles Davis reissue juggernaut as a snake swallowing its own tail. What cinched the impression was the
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Baby's Got Bass
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The contrast between the Esperanza Spalding that you see onstage and the offstage Esperanza, jazz bassist and singer, was not immediately apparent at breakfast the day after her big sold-out show at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the kickoff of her summer tour. Onstage she is luminous, a major chord of exuberance, swinging behind her
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The Listings
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Classical Full reviews of recent classical music concerts: nytimes.com/classical. Opera - Glimmerglass Festival (Friday through Tuesday) This popular summer festival winds down to its close. In her first season as its artistic and general director, the noted director Francesca Zambello has offered four inventive productions, though only three have
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Despite the Odds, a Jazz Label Finds a Way to Thrive
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Steve Coleman and Five Elements were deep into one of their horizonless, hypnotic inventions at the Newport Jazz Festival this month, and the tent-sheltered crowd seemed duly absorbed. Mr. Coleman's alto saxophone slashed through the air, often in off-kilter counterpoint with the vocalist Jen Shyu. The shifting rhythmic base was punctuated by the
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A Miniskirt Started It - Wall Street Journal
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Ms. Tiel dressed Elizabeth Taylor, Goldie Hawn and Jane Fonda, and partied with Miles Davis, Warren Beatty and Aaron Spelling. Reading her stories is a grand time all on its own. Ms. Tiel is today perhaps best known for slinky evening gowns,
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Trumpeter AVISHAI COHEN's Performance at THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL Featured on NPR - Jazzcorner
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"Cohen is a multi-cultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis. Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant and portentous human cries." - Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes (on Flood) "An extravangantly skilled
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Miles and Monk CD Release Party at Royal Masala in Hartford - Hartford Advocate (blog)
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Andres Chaparo's BeatNik-Entertainment presents the release of Warren Byrd and Saskia Laroo's debut recording, an homage to the music of jazz legends Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk (pictured) enticingly described as "Miles and Monk
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What's On Today
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8 P.M. (13) BARBRA STREISAND: ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD On Sept. 26, 2009, Ms. Streisand, below, gave a rare live performance at this Greenwich Village haunt, where she opened for Miles Davis 48 years earlier. Her handpicked audience included Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Kidman. This special, which
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Miles Henry Davis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 63
    In 1962, Davis died in St. Louis of pneumonia following a stroke.
    More Details Hide Details Because his son is often erroneously referred as Miles Dewey Davis III (he is actually Miles Davis III, or Miles Dewey Davis II) it is incorrectly assumed that his name is also Miles Dewey Davis (which was his father's name). His name is actually Miles Henry Davis. If he had been named exactly after his father, he would have been Miles Dewey Davis, Jr.; the suffix "II" only applies to individuals named after a family member other than one's father.
  • FORTIES
  • 1946
    Age 47
    In 1946, after his first marriage ended, Davis married his second wife, Josephine, who was an assistant principal.
    More Details Hide Details This union produced a son, Joseph, who was born in 1959. In the late 1940s, Davis purchased a 160-acre estate in Millstadt, Illinois. He began raising imported Landrace hogs, the first African American to do so. Although he began breeding hogs as a hobby, he would raise over 300 on his estate at a time. He would sell between $14,000 and $21,000 worth of swine at a single auction. His hogs would also win numerous awards at state fairs in Missouri and Illinois. Tennessee A&I (now Tennessee State University) president Walter S. Davis (no relation) initiated a program to encourage farmers to raise the superior quality Landrace hogs. He purchased his stock for the program from Miles Davis, who imported his strain from Sir Winston Churchill's farm in England.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1924
    Age 25
    On June 16, 1924, he married Cloots Mae (or Cleota) Henry.
    More Details Hide Details This union produced three children: Davis moved the family to Alton, Illinois, and then to East Saint Louis, Illinois, where he served as State Educational Director of the Elks Club. Very active socially and politically, he was also a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias, American Woodsmen, and the N.A.A.C.P. At one time, Davis made an unsuccessful bid for a seat on the Illinois State Legislature.
    In 1924, Davis graduated from the dental school at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and began his practice the same year.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the National Medical Association.
  • 1919
    Age 20
    He was educated at the Arkansas State Normal School (now University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff) in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and received his Bachelor of Science degree at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock in 1919.
    More Details Hide Details His studies continued at Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1910
    Age 11
    1910 (Thirteenth Census of US)Richland (NE of St Louis) dated 4-29-1910
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1898
    Born
    Davis was born on March 1, 1898 in Noble Lake, Arkansas.
    More Details Hide Details He was a son of Miles D. and Mary (Luster) Davis.
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