Throwback: Black History Month: Miles Davis

Today is the 13th day of Black History Month. Over the course of the month, I’ll spend some time paying tribute to Black artists across a wide and diverse array of genres and styles. My hope is that these posts should serve as an important reminder that the Black experience is the American experience, that Black culture is American culture — and importantly, Black lives and Black art matter. You can’t love Black art and Black artists without giving a shit about Black people. 

This month won’t be a comprehensive study of Black music. It’ll be more idiosyncratic because — well, JOVM after all. Now, if you’ve been following this site, you may recall that so far I’ve paid tribute to:

I can’t celebrate Black History Month without paying tribute to Miles Davis. Davis is arguably one of the most influential and important artists of the 20th century. He’s one of the few artists, who managed to transform the sound of his genre on multiple occasions throughout his lengthy career, while collaborating with a who’s who’s list of legendary musicians.