Sunday, February 6, 2011

Miles and Coltrane: Introductions

Miles Dewey Davis III; May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991; American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.

John William Coltrane; September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967; American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz.

Miles; June 11, 2008; American Terrier Mix - along with Coltrane known as the 24th Street Hooligans; co founder of the Lawrence KS Terrier Terrorist Cell.

Coltrane; May 05, 2006; German Schnauzer - American Terrier Mix; the other half of the 24th St Hooligans; co-founder of the Lawrence KS Terrier Terrorist Cell

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