Miles Davis Research Paper

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The King of Jazz
“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Everyday I find something creative to do with my life” (Davis 4). Miles Davis is the individual that made jazz the way it is today. Miles Davis still is a leading and influential figure in jazz ( Davis 1). When most people hear the word trumpet, they automatically picture Miles. His weird personality and his bizarre characteristics, make him a legend in the music scene. Davis explored many different sides of jazz, and went out of his way to be different. Growing up in St. Louis, he picked up the trumpet at a very young age. Shortly after picking up the trumpet, he enrolled at Julliard School of Music. After two years at Julliard, he left and started his career. His success escalated quickly (Davis 1). Miles Davis should be considered one of the most influential jazz musicians because of his weird traits, his ability to bring up young musicians, and his creation of many styles in Jazz.

Many people that Miles associated with speak of his interesting personality. He forced himself to hang with different crowds of people. “Miles always seemed full of energy, and excitement when I talked to him. His words always had meaning, deep meaning” (Hentoff, Nat). These weird traits are what make Miles, Miles Davis. “I was a weird son of a bitch. Always saying the strangest things to Diz. He would always just look at me with this dumb stare. The cat eventually learned to not ask me questions no more” (Miles, 2). Miles Mckinney 2

talks about his interesting personality in his own autobiography. Davis was an interesting man, with many strengths and weaknesses, which eventually wrecked his life. His drug life was terrible; it was making him act weird, and develop traits that he wouldn’t have normally taken on. “The different drugs I was taking was messing me up. Even my idols looked down on me. They was disappointed at me, and the decisions I was making,” says miles in his...
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