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Miles Davis (I) (1926–1991)


Miles Davis, famous jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He moved to New York in 1944 and studied at Juilliard. He left school and entered the jazz society of New York, meeting such famous musicians as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus. His record debut came in 1946. Miles soon became a... See full bio »

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 2014 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Karma (2014) ... (performer: "'Round Midnight" - uncredited)
 2014 The 50 Year Argument (Documentary) (performer: "Feio", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down") / (writer: "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down")
 2013 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Sacred Taking (2013) ... (performer: "Four" - uncredited)
  A Crazy Leo Show (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- I Ballada tou Andrikou (2013) ... (performer: "All Blues") / (writer: "All Blues")
  Covert Affairs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Here Comes Your Man (2013) ... (performer: "'Round Midnight" - uncredited) / (writer: "'Round Midnight" - uncredited)
  The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (1 episode, 2013) (performer - 3 episodes, 2013) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013)
- Tanada (2013) ... ("All Blues")
- Owan (2013) ... (performer: "Flamenco Sketches") / (writer: "Flamenco Sketches")
- Chikurin (2013) ... (performer: "The Serpent's Tooth 2") / (writer: "The Serpent's Tooth 2")
- Sakura (2013) ... (performer: "All Of You")
 2013 Video Compilation: Top Ten Best Videos 2007-2012 (Documentary) (performer: "All Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "All Blues" - uncredited)
 2012 Ginger & Rosa (performer: "Blue in Green") / (writer: "Blue in Green")
  Suits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Break Point (2012) ... (performer: "Blue in Green" - uncredited) / (writer: "Blue in Green" - uncredited)
 2012 Any Day Now (performer: "Green Haze") / (writer: "Green Haze")
 2011 Homeland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Representative Brody (2011) ... (performer: "My Funny Valentine" - uncredited)
 2011 Funny Show: Part One (Video short) (performer: "All Blues") / (writer: "All Blues")
 2010 Rubicon (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The First Day of School (2010) ... ("Solar", uncredited)
 2010 Frankie & Alice (performer: "Fall")
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Brown Betty (2010) ... (performer: "Freddie Freeloader" - uncredited) / (writer: "Freddie Freeloader" - uncredited)
 2010 Barney's Version (performer: "Solar") / (writer: "Solar")
 2009 Later with Jools Holland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #35.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Freddie Freeloader", "All Blues")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #5.20 (2009) ... (performer: "Kind of Blue")
- Episode #1.12 (2007) ... (performer: "So What") / (writer: "So What")
 2009 The Uninvited (performer: "Green Haze") / (writer: "Green Haze")
 2009 Chris Botti in Boston (TV Movie) (writer: "Flamenco Sketches")
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mypods and Boomsticks (2008) ... (performer: "Moon Dreams" - uncredited)
 2008 Roland Kirk: Live in '64 & '67 (Video) (music: "Milestones")
 2008 Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '68 (Video) (music: "Four")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Move")
  Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 9 episodes, 2006 - 2008) (writer - 8 episodes, 2006 - 2008)
- Tetzaveh (2008) ... (performer: "In a Silent Way", "It's About That Time") / (writer: "It's About That Time")
- Yitro (2008) ... (performer: "Final Round") / (writer: "Final Round")
- BeShalach (2008) ... (performer: "Yaphet") / (writer: "Yaphet")
- Bo (2008) ... (performer: "My Funny Valentine")
- Toldot (2006) ... (performer: "Lonely Fire") / (writer: "Lonely Fire")
  Dexter (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- That Night, a Forest Grew (2007) ... (performer: "So What") / (writer: "So What")
 2007 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Hobo Code (2007) ... (performer: "Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)" - uncredited)
 2007 Zodiac (performer: "Solar") / (writer: "Solar")
 2007 Midnight Son (Short) (performer: "Nature Boy")
 2006 Druckfrisch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.8 (2006) ... (performer: "Harry and Dolly")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- The Political Dr. Seuss (2004) ... (performer: "All Blues Theme") / (writer: "All Blues Theme" - as M. Davis)
- A Place of Our Own (2004) ... (performer: "Summertime")
 2004 Collateral (performer: "Spanish Key") / (writer: "Spanish Key")
 2003 Levity (performer: "Blue in Green" (1959)) / (writer: "Blue in Green" (1959))
  The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Long Goodbye (2003) ... (performer: "Kind of Blue", "So What" - uncredited) / (writer: "So What" - uncredited)
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (performer: "If I Were a Bell")
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Old Cases (2002) ... (performer: "All Blues") / (writer: "All Blues")
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- For Harry, with Love & Squalor (2002) ... (performer: "Stella By Starlight" - uncredited)
 2002 Livshunger (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... ("SO WHAT") / (music: "SO WHAT")
 2001 The Score (performer: "Autumn Leaves")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (performer: "Doo Bop Song") / (writer: "Doo Bop Song")
 2000 Aliens to Themselves (Documentary) (performer: "Soleá")
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley ("FOUR") / (performer: "NATURE BOY")
 1999 In Too Deep (performer: "I Thought About You")
 1999 Runaway Bride (performer: "It Never Entered My Mind")
 1998 Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (Documentary) (performer: "It Never Entered My Mind")
 1998 Where's Marlowe? (writer: "All Blues")
 1998 Pleasantville (performer: "So What") / (writer: "So What")
 1998 Day 532 (Short) (performer: "Ife") / (writer: "Ife")
 1998 Trzy dni z zycia malzenskiego (Short) (performer: "The Pan Piper")
 1997 One Eight Seven (performer: "Blue in Green") / (writer: "Blue in Green")
 1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide (performer: "Move")
 1997 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (performer: "Call It Anything") / (writer: "Call It Anything")
 1996 Foreign Land (performer: "Fran Dance") / (writer: "Fran Dance")
 1996 Basquiat (performer: "Flamenco Sketches") / (writer: "Flamenco Sketches")
 1995 The Flower of My Secret (performer: "Soleá")
 1995 Snaps (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... (performer: "Blow")
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... (performer: "Blow")
 1994 Surviving the Game (performer: "Flamenco Sketches") / (writer: "Flamenco Sketches")
 1993 A Bronx Tale (performer: "Flamenco Sketches")
 1993 Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux (Video) (performer: "Boplicity", "Springsville", "Maids of Cadiz", "The Duke", "My Ship", "Miles Ahead", "Blues for Pablo", "Orgone", "Gone, Gone, Gone", "Summertime", "Here Come de Honey Man", "The Pan Piper", "Solea")
 1993 In the Line of Fire (performer: "All Blues") / (writer: "All Blues")
 1992 Sneakers (performer: "Flamenco Sketches") / (writer: "Flamenco Sketches")
 1991 High Heels (performer: "Soleá", "Saeta")
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying (performer: "So What") / (writer: "So What")
 1988 Scrooged (performer: "We Three Kings of Orient Are")
 1988 36 fillette (performer: "Moon Dreams")
 1987 Siesta (performer: "Theme for Agustine") / (writer: "Theme for Agustine")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (writer: "So What (Lyric Version)")
 1985 Kerouac, the Movie (Documentary) (performer: "Blue Haze") / (writer: "Blue Haze")
 1974 Lenny ("It Never Entered My Mind", "Tempus Fugit", "Well You Needn't")
 1964 Jazz 625 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bill Le Sage's Directions in Jazz Unit (1964) ... (writer: "Milestones")
 1959 The Sound of Miles Davis (TV Movie) (writer: "So What")
 1958 Elevator to the Gallows (Played by:)
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Show Show Music department (6 credits)
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Show Show Self (30 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (18 credits)

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Other Works:

Album: "Miles Davis at Fillmore", 1970 (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 14 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miles Davis Quartet

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I know what I've done for music, but don't call me "a legend". See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pp. 123-125. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001. See more »

Nickname:

Prince Of Darkness

Star Sign:

Gemini

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