Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III. (* 26. Mai 1926 in Alton, Illinois; † 28. September 1991 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien) war ein amerikanischer Jazz-Trompeter, -Flügelhornist, Komponist und Bandleader.


So What



Miles Davis Octet with Carlos Santana. Amnesty International's 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert. Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. June 15, 1986.

Calypso Fremilo

Stadthalle - Vienna Austria. November 3, 1973. Dave Leibman, Peter Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, James Mtume Forman.

Time After Time

Miles Davis & Friends in Paris '91

Dig Watermelon Man

Miles davis and Friends ... Paris , 1991. Kenny garrett (sa), Bill evans (ss), Herbbie Hancock, Al foster, Foley ....


"Summertime" is a track from the album "Porgy and Bess" by jazz trumpet musician Miles Davis, released in 1958 on Columbia Records.

Fat Time

From "The man with the horn" - 1981. solo by Mike Stern, bass patterns by Marcus Miller.

Ascenseur pour L'echafaud

First track from the original Miles Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud album. Recorded at Poste Parisien, Paris, France on December 4-5, 1957. Miles Davis (trumpet); Barney Wilen (tenor saxophone); Rene Urtreger (piano); Pierre Michelot (bass); Kenny Clarke (drums).

Autumn Leaves

Cannonball Adderley. - Sax, Miles Davis - Trumpet, Sam Jones - Double Bass, Hank Jones - Piano, Art Blakey - Drums. From the 1958 album Somethin' Else.

So What

Electric Medley


Dr. Jackle

Miles Davis Sextet 1955. Personnel: Miles Davis - Trumpet, Jackie McLean - Alto Sax, Milt Jackson - Vibes, Ray Bryant - Piano, Percy Heath - Bass, Art Taylor - Drums.


Recorded: Apex Studios, New York City, NY October 5, 1951
Personnel: Miles Davis - Trumpet, Jackie McLean - Alto Sax, Sonny Rollins - Tenor Sax, Walter Bishop Jr. - Piano, Tommy Potter - Bass, Art Blakey - Drums.
* Miles wasn't happy with Art Blakey's improv at the end of this tune.
" ...that's where the end is man, you know the arrangement ! "


Live In Germany 1987


1986 HQ (original album version) from the album Tutu.Tutu composed and arranged by Marcus Miller


Freddie Freeloader

The 2nd track of Miles Davis's 1959 album "Kind of Blue"

Blues By Five


paintings by Scott Prior 

Track from Porgy and Bess, a studio album released in March 1959 on Columbia Records. The album features arrangements by Davis and collaborator Gil Evans from George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess. The album was recorded in four sessions on July 22, July 29, August 4, and August 18, 1958 at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City. It is the second collaboration between Davis and Evans and has garnered much critical acclaim since its release, being acknowledged by music critics as the best of their collaborations. 

Label - Columbia

Musicians on this track

Miles Davis -- trumpet, flugelhorn

Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Johnny Coles and Louis Mucci -- trumpet

Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland and Joe Bennett -- trombone

Willie Ruff, Julius Watkins and Gunther Schuller -- horn

Bill Barber -- tuba

Phil Bodner, Jerome Richardson and Romeo Penque -- flute, alto flute & clarinet

Cannonball Adderley -- alto saxophone

Danny Bank -- alto flute, bass flute & bass clarinet

Paul Chambers -- bass

Gil Evans -- arranger & conductor

Bag's Groove (Take 1)


Bag's Groove (Take 2)


Ahmad's Blues

One Phone Call/Street Scenes

live at Amnesty International

The Last Performance

Live 1991