Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 � September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, 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.
A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton
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Donald Fagen appeared on yesterday’s installment of Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast. The discussion is the Steely Dan co-founder’s lengthy and open interview since Walter Becker’s death in September. Fagen spoke about Becker’s death and how, given that he “had been ill for quite a while,” it didn’t come as a complete surprise. He said that Becker was "listening to hard bop, Dexter Gordon or something like that" when Fagen visited him on his death bed. Fagen couldn’t talk much abou...