Miles Davis

mdavis1May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991

I could go on and on about the impact that Miles Dewey Davis III had on not only jazz, but popular music in general.  I could list his accolades and triumphant successes like Milestones, Bitches Brew, On the Corner and his magnum opus, Kind of Blue.  I could talk about the Grammys. I could talk about the cocaine use, short temper and contentious relationships with the press, critics and fellow musicians (like fellow Hard-Bopper, Thelonious Monk).  But, why bother when we can both just sit and spend the next 9 1/2 minutes listening to this:

Burial

Woodlawn Cemetery – Bronx NY

Specific Location

Alpine Plot;  On a point of land at the intersection of Heather Ave. and Fir Ave., Davis’ large black marker cannot be missed. Just across Heather Ave. from Duke Ellington.

woodlawn_davis

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