Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 provides listeners rare access to the Miles Davis Quintet's creative process. Veryl Oakland/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grab A Seat In The Studio With The Miles Davis Quintet

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All Songs Rewind: The Best Opening Tracks

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6 Miles Davis Albums That Changed Music

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Don Cheadle stars as Miles Davis in the film Miles Ahead, which he also wrote, produced and directed. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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What Does Genius Look Like?

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Mozart is great for babies, but what about Miles Davis? [Note: This child does not belong to Robin Hilton.] Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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All Songs +1: What's The First Song A Newborn Should Hear?

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08Gingerbread Boy

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    Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4
    Artist
    Miles Davis
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    2015

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Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

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The adventurous Ebene Quartet kicks off a week of live chamber music at the Greene Space at WQXR in New York. Herve Martin/Virgin Classics hide caption

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Chamber Music In The Greene Space: The Ebene Quartet

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Detail from the cover of Miles Davis' Four & More. The album was one of two gleaned from a 1964 concert at Philharmonic Hall in New York. Album cover hide caption

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How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums

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Duke Ellington signs his biography in London in 1958, with Billy Strayhorn in the background. Ellington and Strayhorn collaborated to create 1960's The Nutcracker Suite. Reg Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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From Duke's 'Nutcracker' To A Cynical Carol, Jazz For Christmas

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Guest DJ Lila Downs: The Music That Makes Her Fierce

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A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet

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The Complete Miles Davis Columbia Album Collection includes 70 CDs, a DVD and loads of unreleased content. Columbia Records hide caption

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Unpack This: 70 CDs Of Miles Davis

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Between Takes: The 'Kind Of Blue' Sessions

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Reflecting on 50 Years of Monterey Jazz

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Turtle Island Quartet Takes on 'A Love Supreme'

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