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Miles Davis's Biography

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Miles Davis was born on 26 May 1926 in Illinois.

He began playing the trumpet at 13.

At 19, he became a member of the Charlie Parker quintet.

He was a jazz trumpeter who in the 1950s played arrangements by Gil Evans in a new style known as 'cool jazz'.

Miles Davis's quintet included John Coltrane in the 1950s.

In the 1960s Miles Davis was famous for fusing jazz and rock.

He had a gap in performing from 1975 to 1980.

Miles Davis died in 1991.

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