Miles Davis

Possibly the most influential trumpet player, band leader and style setter in jazz since the war. Embraced bebop, ‘The Birth of the Cool’, brilliant orchestral collaborations with Gil Evans, phenomenal quintets with John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams etc.

Then moved into fusion before a temporary retirement and re-appearance in the 1980s. The King of Cool in jazz.

Jazz Bands & Musicians:
Louis Armstrong
Bix Beiderbecke
Art Blakey
Cab Calloway
Nat King Cole
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Bill Evans
Benny Goodman
Erskine Hawkins
Stan Kenton
Andy Kirk
Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Charles Mingus
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Bud Powell
Sonny Rollins
Art Tatum