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  They All Played With Miles   best quiz  
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During his long career, Miles Davis recorded with many of jazz's legends. Here's a quiz about some of the famous players who worked with him.
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  Miles Davis: 'Kind of Blue'    
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Ten Questions about Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue'. An album many consider to be the greatest jazz album ever...Don't look at the cd now.....
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Miles Davis Trivia Questions

1. This man played with Charlie Parker, Miles, Duke Ellington and Sonny Rollins among many others. He was one of the first bebop drummers. Who is this man, whose career covered sixty years?

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They All Played With Miles

Answer: Max Roach

Max was also part of Charlie Parker's band when Miles joined. He and Miles recorded the albums "Birth of the Cool" and "Conception" in 1949 and 1951, respectively.

2. Miles Davis started to work with this saxophonist in 1955. With him, Miles recorded "Miles Ahead", "Milestones", and the seminal "Kind of Blue". He went on to record "A Love Supreme" among others. Who was he?

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Answer: John Coltrane

Miles, Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones formed the "First Great Quintet", and recorded five albums during a marathon two day recording session in 1956. "Kind of Blue" was recorded later, with a different rhythm section and the addition of "Cannonball" Adderley. John Coltrane left Miles in 1961, and recorded over fifty albums as head of his own groups.

3. This sax player was also part of Miles' sextet when they recorded "Milestones" and "Kind of Blue". He was born Julian Edwin, but became much better known by this military sounding term. Who was he?

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Answer: Cannonball Adderley

"Cannonball" Adderley started as a music teacher in Ft. Lauderdale Florida before he moved to New York City and started playing jazz. He and Miles worked together for three years between 1957 and 1959.

4. Who was the pianist who joined Miles Davis' band and recorded "Kind of Blue" before he went on to form his highly acclaimed trio with Scott LeFaro and Paul Motian?

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Answer: Bill Evans

Though Bill Evans didn't stay with Miles very long, Miles held him in very high regard. In his autobiography, Miles said "I've sure learned a lot from Bill Evans. He plays the piano the way it should be played."

5. Miles Davis was reconstructing his band in the early 1960s, adding new, younger players like this pianist. After he left the quintet, he won Grammy awards for "Rockit" and "Call Sheet Blues", among others. Who is he?

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Answer: Herbie Hancock

The quintet that Miles Davis formed with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams is sometimes called his second great quintet, after the first great quintet of Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones who worked with Miles in the mid '50s.

6. This bass player joined Miles Davis' quintet in 1963, and played on "My Funny Valentine", "E.S.P.", "Miles in the Sky", and "Nefertiti" among others. He has recorded over 2000 albums. Who is he?

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Answer: Ron Carter

Ron Carter started his long, illustrious career in 1960 when he worked with Chico Hamilton and Jaki Byard. Besides working with Miles Davis, he has recorded with Grace Slick, George Benson, Roberta Flack, Harry Connick, Jr., and many others.

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