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What Does Genius Look Like?

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6 Miles Davis Albums That Changed Music

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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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All Songs Rewind: The Best Opening Tracks

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08Gingerbread Boy

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    Gingerbread Boy
    Album
    Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4
    Artist
    Miles Davis
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
    Released
    2015

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

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How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums

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