How Did Miles Davis Influence Jazz
Davis grew up in a middle class home with his parents, Miles Davis Jr. and Cleota Henry. His father was a successful oral surgeon and music teacher. He gave Davis his first trumpet at 13 years old. It was not long before he quickly developed talent and was considered to be a professional by the time he was just 17 years old. In high school he joined the school band and was mentored by his earliest music idol, Clark Terry. He developed his own unique style without using vibrato on the trumpet, unlike other trumpet successor Louis Armstrong.
While finishing up high school, Davis was noticed by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Gillespie and Parker were so impressed by Davis, that they wanted him to take the place of a sick bandmate. He was also accepted into the prestigious, Juilliard School of Music to study music. Davis left Illinois and moved to New York to attend Julliard in 1944. He was taking courses in classical music by day and …show more content…
This led to his first ever recording as bandleader in 1946. For the next few years that followed, Davis developed his own improvisation jazz style and trumpet sound through many recording sessions. In 1949, he released The Birth of Cool, along with multiple singles. It was a success and considered to be a great contribution to modern jazz. The album consisted of a nine man band with unique instrumental additions. These additions included the tuba, trombone and French horn. Miles Davis was influencing the music