Miles Davis songs truly were miles ahead of the pack. Just think, in his 50-year career, Davis covered more ground than the likes of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and even John Coltrane. Starting with his bebop apprenticeship with Charlie Parker, Davis went on to record orchestral numbers with Gil Evans, worked with John Coltrane, formed a second great quintet, developed an electric fusion sound and even transcended into pop in the ’80s and early ’90s. One reason for his success was his unerring ability to find brilliant new sidemen to push the music new directions. But even more than that was the man’s playing — especially his sensuous work with a Harmon horn mute — and how he could charge ahead with dark muscular tone that was never overshadowed, regardless of the setting. As rated by AOL Radio Listeners, here are the Top 10 Miles Davis Songs.
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