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Nomination: Miles Davis
Genre: Jazz.

Davis was at or near the cutting edge of Jazz between the 40's and, say, 1970, with his career continuing for another couple of decades.

Bop, Cool Jazz, and Fusion were all styles in which he played a key part, along with his modal experiments, and the stack of classic albums he made leave most other Jazzers in the shade.

A willingness to evolve makes him one of the foremost Jazz players, and his influence has been huge.
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture"

I whole-heartedly support your nomination! Every decade Miles redefined himself and the jazz world was never the same. Cool Bop/ Modal Blues/ Fusion... thank-you Miles.
I Vote YES without reservation !!! Thanks Tiggi !!!
 The ultimate connection is between a performer and its' audience!
A big yes from me as well
one more Yes
well deserved

dont know much of his material but purely for his influence on others i have to vote YES!
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.

I wouldn't say he the most influential. He always seemed like the forerunner of the likes of Mingus, Dolphy Coltrane, Ayler, etc

Noneless, he was still an excellent musician and composer, so a vote from me. I really really like "On the Corner"; he was best when he got funky

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