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Miles Davis

Since bebop, Miles Davis was on the vanguard of major jazz genres.
  U.S. jazz musician noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
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  • Since bebop, Miles Davis was on the vanguard of major jazz genres.
  • Dad is partial to jazz, and every chance he gets, he winks at me, takes out Mom’s Mozart disc, then pops in a CD of Miles Davis or Woody Herman.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • Maman told Julien she liked more the West Coast styles of Chet Baker and Miles Davis, had he listened to Kind of Blue?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "Miles Davis," he said.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees

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  • Cedric, leaning across John Coltrare and Miles Davis, shouts, "You don’t know me so you better not mess with me!" with enough volume that even he’s startled.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Why not make it our own? I often lay back in my garage room, listening to scratchy records of Willie Bobo, Thee Midniters, War, and Miles Davis.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Eventually I learned a little, including the difference between Beethoven and "Roll Over Beethoven," even if I prefer the latter, and between Miles Davis and John Coltrane at their peak, but I remain a musical numskull.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He reminds me a little of Miles Davis.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • And I remember Miles Davis.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I was playing some jazz piano, amusing myself, keeping a few junkies out on Fifth Street up with the music of Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls

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  • He’s got a bit of a Miles Davis sound, don’t you think?
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Miles Davis [7] , Louis Armstrong [7] , Charlie Parker [8] , John Coltrane [8] , Dizzy Gillespie [9] , Ornette Coleman [9]
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