::Miles Davis


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Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926


{{#invoke:Redirect template|main}}September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Miles Davis was, together 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.

In 2006, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,<ref name="Miles Davis"/> which recognized him as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz".<ref name="Miles Davis"/> In 2008, his 1959 album Kind of Blue received its fourth platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of at least four million copies in the United States.<ref name=riaa>RIAA database – Gold & Platinum search item Kind of Blue. Recording Industry Association of America. Riaa.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-08.</ref> On December 15, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution recognizing and commemorating the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary, "honoring the masterpiece and reaffirming jazz as a national treasure".<ref name="autogenerated1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Miles Davis sections
Intro  Life and career  Views on his earlier work  Legacy and influence  Awards  Discography  Filmography  See also  Notes and references  Bibliography  [[Miles_Davis?section=Further</a>_reading|Further</a> reading]]  External links  

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