Celebrating the Birthday of Miles Davis | KCUR

Celebrating the Birthday of Miles Davis

May 22, 2012

This week 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Miles Davis.

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926- Sept. 28, 1991) was a very influential jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader and composer. He is said to have been at the forefront of several major developments of jazz. "Miles Davis played a crucial and inevitably controversial role in every major development in jazz since the mid-'40s, and no other jazz musician has had so profound an effect on rock. Miles Davis was the most widely recognized jazz musician of his era, an outspoken social critic and an arbiter of style—in attitude and fashion—as well as music"The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll

12th street is joined by special guest Stan Kessler.

On the funny side of things, Dr. Pearl gives some straight advice, later in the show a connection with Bob Dylan's jazz roots is made.

Song List:
All Blues
So What
Something You’ve Got
Round Midnight
Peel Me a Grape