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Miles Davis

Born May 26, 1926

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Miles Davis Marker
Inscription.  The year after his birth in Alton, Illinois, Miles Davis moved to East St. Louis. He played trumpet in the jazz band at Lincoln High School and was a member of Eddie Randle's Blues Devils (a.k.a. the Rhumboogie Orchestra). By 1948 he led his own bop groups in New York, one of jazz' great bandleaders and arrangers, his milestone recordings include "Birth of the Cool," "Kind of Blue" and "Bitches Brew." The Encyclopedia of Jazz calls him "the most consistently innovative musician in jazz from the late 1940s through the 1960s." The Miles Davis Quintet is considered one of the outstanding groups of all time.
 
Erected 1990 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.339′ N, 90° 18.155′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6314 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. Leonard Slatkin (here, next to this marker); John Danforth (a few steps from this marker); Mona Van Duyn (a few steps from this marker); Bill Mauldin (a few steps from this marker); Stanley Elkin (a few steps from this marker); Al Hirschfeld (a few steps from this marker); Kate Chopin (a few steps from this marker); Yogi Berra (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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