1926-1948. From St. Louis to Fifty-Second Street in search of Bird
1948-1955. Out of the cool invention and self-loathing
1955-1959. Miles ahead in the studio for Columbia
1960-1967. Miles smiles controlled freedom
1968-1971. Electric Miles rock distortion
1971-1979. On the corner funk beat
1980-1991. Star people global icon.
The archetypal jazzman, Miles Davis was considered the twentieth-century incarnation of cool, both in his attitude and in his playing. He established himself as one of the greatest innovators in jazz, a genre he never stopped confronting and departmentalizing through various aesthetic revolutions.