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Miles Davis
(1926-1991) born on
May 25
US jazz musician, composer. He was considered one of the top jazz trumpeters; formed the "Miles Davis Quintet," 1955.
         
   
F
That was my gift . . . having the ability to put certain guys together that would create a chemistry and then letting them go; letting them play what they knew, and above it.

R
I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning . . . Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
A
I'll play it first and tell you what it is later.
N
Bebop was about change, about evolution. It wasn't about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
K
A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Miles: The Autobiography," 1989.
R: "Miles: The Autobiography," 1989.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: "Miles: The Autobiography," 1989.
K: In "International Herald Tribune," 17 Jul 1991.
   


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