Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy birthday, Miles Davis!

Today is the 89th anniversary of the birth of Miles Davis, the most famous and historically significant jazz musician to come from the St. Louis area and one of our favorite subjects over the years here at StLJN.

It's shaping up to be a big year for fans of the legendary trumpeter, as Miles Ahead, the feature film about Davis directed by and starring Don Cheadle, currently is awaiting release, and the Miles Davis Memorial Project is on track to install a statue of Davis in his birthplace of Alton, IL, later this year.

To keep track of these and other Davis-related developments, for the past six months StLJN has been running a weekly feature called "Miles on Monday," and you can see the archive of all those posts here. To see the rest of StLJN's extensive past coverage of Miles Davis over the past decade, click here.

After the jump, you'll find a YouTube playlist with audio of ten of Davis' greatest albums...

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