Definition of Davis, Miles in US English:

Davis, Miles

proper noun

  • (1926–91), US jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader; full name Miles Dewey Davis. His influence on "cool jazz" is heard in his Birth of the Cool recordings (1948–49). His album Kind of Blue (1959) introduced "modal jazz." In the 1960s, he pioneered the fusion of jazz and rock.


Davis, Miles