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Biography of Miles Davis
Miles Dewey Davis the Third was a musician; composer; genius. Davis wrote a large portion of the music he played and he did not care what people thought about his music. “Do not fear mistakes, there are none.” (Miles Davis 29). The amount of skill Davis must have had to keep on creating new, original, different music is far beyond many people. Davis is one of the main contributing factors to change jazz. He, alone, has made his own style, the “Cool Jazz” genre (Karl Scarborough 26). Davis is surely one of the reasons I believe jazz is here to stay for a long time, and Davis thought so too. In Davis’ life, he has done many great things and experienced some good things as well as some bad things. Davis is a man whom, one might say, has “seen in all.” Even his childhood was different than most people born in the ‘20s and ‘30s.
Davis was born the 26th of May, 1926 in Alton Illinois (John Szwed 13). Davis has one sister, Dorothy Davis, and one brother, Vernon Davis. Davis’ father is Miles Dewey Davis the Second. Davis’ mother is Cleota Henry Davis. Davis married Betty Davis and had four children, three sons and one daughter. Miles Dewey Davis the Fourth, Gregory Davis, Erin Davis and Cheryl Davis (Quincy Troupe 9). Davis did not have the best relationship with his mother (Jack Chambers 25). They both liked to control things which they could not do at the same time (John Szwed 13). Although Da-vis was controlling, he was also shy as a child (John Szwed
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