Fans and artists around the world remember Miles Davis, 30 years after the death of a revolutionary artist
On Tuesday, September 28, many people around the world paid tribute to the late and great jazz artist, Miles Davis, who died 30 years ago on September 28, 1991. He was 65 years old.
Davis, known as much for his gritty voice and soft tones early in his career, as for changing, adapting his style and production to the influences he respected and wanted to learn from, was born in Alton, in the ‘Illinois, and raised in St. Louis.
He studied at Juilliard and worked with Charlie Parker before releasing his first record in 1951. To date, his catalog has over 200 releases, not counting bootlegs. Davis, who is appreciated today for allowing influences like rock and funk into his music, has always sought out younger generations of artists and worked with legends like John Coltrane and many others.
Many on social media today have remembered the artist. (And check out this article we wrote with Davis’s family last year.)