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John Coltrane - 100% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio Soundtracks Blues Music Theme
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John William Coltrane, 23 September 1926, Hamlet, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 July 1967, New York, USA. Coltrane grew up in the house of his maternal grandfather, Rev. William Blair (who gave him his middle name), a preacher and community spokesman. While he was taking clarinet lessons at school, his school band leader suggested his mother buy him an alto saxophone. In 1939 h Read more

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock - 70% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Funk Jazz Drama Action & Adventure Sci-Fi / Fantasy Comedy Electronic & Ambient Documentaries Latin Music & Radio Soundtracks Television Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts
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Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, 12 April 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Growing up in a musical household, Hancock studied piano from the age of seven and gave his first public performance just two years later. Although he played classical music at his debut Hancock’s interest lay mostly in jazz. During high school and college he played in semi-professional bands and on occasio Read more

Cole Porter - 67% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Jazz Vocals Soundtracks Drama Easy Listening Pop / Rock
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9 June 1891, Peru, Indiana, USA, d. 15 October 1964, Santa Monica, California, USA. One of the outstanding composers and lyricists of the twentieth century, Porter was born into a rich family, and studied music from an early age. In his teens he excelled in many academic subjects, and wrote songs and played the piano for his own amusement - activities he later pursued at Yal Read more

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington - 67% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Drama Vocals Soundtracks Music & Radio Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Big Band & Swing Vocals Action & Adventure Blues Blues Dance Documentaries R&B / Soul Television Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller
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Edward Kennedy Ellington, 29 April 1899, Washington, DC, USA, d. 24 May 1974, New York City, New York, USA. Ellington began playing piano as a child but, despite some local success, took up a career as a sign-painter. In his teens he continued to play piano, studied harmony, composed his first tunes and was generally active in music in Washington. Among his childhood friends Read more

Horace Silver - 67% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Blues
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Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, 2 September 1928, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. Silver studied piano and tenor saxophone at school, settling on the former instrument for his professional career. Early influences included Portuguese folk music (from his father), blues and bop. He formed a trio for local gigs which included backing visiting musicians. One such visitor, Stan Get Read more

Sonny Rollins - 67% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music & Radio Blues Comedy
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Theodore Walter Rollins, 7 September 1929, New York City, New York, USA. Although an older brother played violin and, at the age of nine, he took piano lessons, Rollins was destined for the saxophone. In 1944 he played alto saxophone in high school and when he left in 1947 he began gigging round New York on tenor. His first inspiration was Coleman Hawkins, but he was well aw Read more

Thelonious Monk - 65% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Music & Radio Foreign Films Documentaries Drama Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
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Thelonious Sphere Monk, 11 October 1917, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 February 1982, Weehawken, New Jersey, USA. Monk’s family moved to New York when he was five years old. He started playing piano a year later, receiving formal tuition from the age of 11 onwards. At Stuyvesant High School he excelled at physics and maths, and also found time to play organ in Read more

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus - 62% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Reggae Documentaries Drama
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Wayne Shorter - 62% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock
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25 August 1933, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Shorter first played clarinet, taking up the tenor saxophone during his late teens. He studied music at New York University during the mid-50s before serving in the US army for two years. During his student days he had played with various bands, including that led by Horace Silver, and on his discharge encountered John Coltrane, with Read more

Cannonball Adderley - 59% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Julian Edwin Adderley, 15 September 1928, Tampa, Florida, USA, d. 8 August 1975, Gary, Indiana, USA. Cannonball Adderley was one of the great saxophonists of his generation. His fiery, blues-soaked interpretations of Charlie Parker’s alto legacy brought jazz to many people hitherto untouched by it. In the 60s he launched a new genre, soul jazz, whose popularity has surv Read more

Charlie Parker - 59% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Drama Documentaries Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Charles Christopher Parker, 29 August 1920, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 12 March 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri. His nickname was originally ‘Yardbird’ due to his propensity for eating fried chicken - later this was shortened to Read more

Bill Evans - 54% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio
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16 August 1929, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 September 1980, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most important and influential of modern jazz pianists, Evans studied at Southeastern Louisiana University, while summer jobs with Mundell Lowe and Red Mitchell introduced him to the jazz scene. He was in the army from 1951-54; played with Jerry Wald in 1954-55; studie Read more

Lee Morgan - 53% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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10 July 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 19 February 1972, New York City, New York, USA. Prodigiously talented, Morgan played trumpet professionally at the age of 15 and three years later joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band. During this same period he recorded with John Coltrane, Hank Mobley and others. In 1958 the Gillespie band folded and Morgan joined Art Blak Read more

Freddie Hubbard - 47% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Television Blues
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Frederick Dewayne Hubbard, 7 April 1938, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Hubbard began playing trumpet as a child, and in his teens worked locally with Wes Montgomery and Monk Montgomery. When he was 20 he moved to New York, immediately falling in with the best of contemporary jazzmen. Amongst the musicians with whom he worked in the late 50s were Eric Dolphy (his room-mate for Read more

Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon - 44% match to Miles Davis

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Television Music Videos & Concerts Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
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27 February 1923, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 25 April 1990, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Gordon began his musical career studying clarinet; by his mid-teens he had switched to tenor saxophone, on which instrument he played with Lionel Hampton in 1940. He stayed with Hampton for a little over two years, recording with the band and gaining in stature so that no less Read more

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