My history hero: Miles Davis (1926–91)

“I was inspired by someone who was not only a musician but was brave enough to present their life in evolution through music”: Musician Courtney Pine chooses jazz legend Miles Davis

Jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis, shown here in 1969, was central to the story of jazz. (Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the September 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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