On this day in 1926, Miles Davis was born in Alton, Illinois. I’ve never been a big jazz guy, but a kid I used to golf with a lot in high school loved it and would play that shit while we were out on the golf course. Of all that stuff that I heard, Miles Davis was one of the few guys I could respect. “Bitches Brew” was one song(?) that I really liked because it seems so abstract and for some reason it reminds me of a butterfly being chased around. Or something like that. Davis may be long gone, but there is no doubt that he didn’t have a large influence on jazz, if not music in general.

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