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Miles Dewey Davis III (Miles Davis)

May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991

American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader and composer, Miles Davis, considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, was honored with eight Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards. At the vanguard of major advances in jazz, including bebop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion, Davis was a groundbreaking and still-revered artist, whose album "Kind of Blue" is said to be the best-selling jazz record of all time. Davis lived here from 1960 to 1983, a creative period that encompassed his transition to a new blend of funk elements with traditional jazz. The Grammy-award winning album "Bitches Brew", with its innovative use of recording technology, was conceived in this brownstone's basement. Released in 1970, it achieved platinum status in 2003. Davis's music, drawing upon African-American performance traditions of individual expression, has helped to shape popular music from the 1940s until today.


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