Miles Davis made waves in the jazz world that rippled throughout rock.
Though he may be a jazz icon, Davis's influence on rock and roll is undeniable. His love of pushing the envelope and experimentation with rock rhythms have influenced punk-funk, grunge and more.
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Hall of Fame Essay
Music, like water, finds its own course- ever flowing, seeking what is new and modern. Water is self-propelled; in music, there are those who arrive, push sound and style forward, and, for a few years, define the latest wave and deliver the newest of the new.
Miles Dewey Davis III- trumpeter, visionary, and eternal modernist- was a force of nature. With an ear that disregarded categories of style, he sought out new musical worlds, and generation followed in his footsteps.
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