IN HIS­TORY

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In an era when a pop star like Lady Gaga is la­belled a chameleon merely for risk­ing a change in wardrobe, our vo­cab­u­lary may no longer be ad­e­quate to de­scribe the na­ture of an artist like Miles Davis.

The jazz trum­pet leg­end died on this day in 1991.

His ca­reer spanned six decades and he didn’t evolve as an in­di­vid­ual mu­si­cian but drove the very evo­lu­tion of the art form.

Davis pulled the jazz world along with him as he moved from one sound to the next with com­plete dis­re­gard for crit­i­cal and pop­u­lar re­ac­tion.

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