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Arranger and composer Gil Evans at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966; Evans was warming up in a large rehearsal hall backstage.

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Arranger and composer Gil Evans at the Monterey Jazz Festival in warming up in a large rehearsal hall backstage.

Gil Evans, stylish Canadian jazz pianist, arranger and conductor (May 13, 1912 - 1988) -  instrumental in the development of the ‘cool jazz’ style…    Photo: William Claxton

Gil Evans, stylish Canadian jazz pianist, arranger and conductor (May 1912 - - instrumental in the development of the ‘cool jazz’ style… Photo: William Claxton

Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1921 – January 2, 1977)

Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1921 – January 2, 1977)

Dear Miles Davis, You were a musical genius. Oh what I would have given to see you play live at a club.  Love, -M.

Miles Davis in NYC, hide captionMiles Davis takes a break under the marquee of the jazz club Cafe Bohemia in New York City, Marvin Koner/CORBIS

Thelonious Monk on a San Francisco cable car, 1959 (photo by William Claxton)

Thelonious Monk by William Claxton - San Francisco 1959 - "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis talking into a micophone as Canadian arranger Gil Evans stands behind him in a recording studio during one of...

American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis talking into a micophone as Canadian arranger Gil Evans stands behind him in a recording studio during one of.

Miles Davis with Gil Evans in May 1957. Hear every note they recorded together for Columbia Records on ‘Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings’

Miles Davis with Gil Evans in May Hear every note they recorded together for Columbia Records on ‘Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings’

Ella Fitzgerald at the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, 1959. Photo: Jerry Stoll

Ella Fitzgerald at the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, Photo: Jerry Stoll

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 1926 was a very versatile and innovative American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential American born musicians of the century.

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