Miles Dewey Davis III (May 1926 was a very versatile and innovative American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential American born musicians of the century.
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a
One of my favorite music stories ever is when Migus got pissed off at an off time piano player so he walked over to the piano mid-song and tore out the piano strings with his bare hands. Big scary dude but one of the greats.
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The Girls in the Band Directed by Judy Chaikin - THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late to the present day.