THE MILES LEGACY

Gil Evans Coleman Hawkins Charlie Parker Freddie Webster Dizzy Gillespie Bud Powell Max Roach

I built the following table from a kind of "family tree" which Bob Belden put together for the December 1991 issue of Down Beat.

These are Bob Belden's original remarks:

Before you is, to our knowledge, the first of its kind: a "family tree" of musicians Miles Davis associated with in one form or another. At the far left [on top of this page] are the notable musicians Miles played with early in his career starting in New York in 1944. This period reflects Miles' sideman days. The late '40s and early '50s illustrate his emergence as a leader, including the Birth Of The Cool sessions in 1949-'50, followed by significant gigs and recordings on the Blue Note and Prestige record labels. Throughout, names of both recording mates as well as sometimes-live-performance-only musicians are listed. In some dases, names appear more than once or with a bold background [in my table underlined], the latter referring to significant members of various Miles Bands.

 
  Alto Saxophone
Soprano Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Soprano Saxophone
Trombone Miscellaneous
Instruments
Guitar Keyboards Bass Drums Percussion  
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Benny Carter
Sonny Stitt
Lee Konitz
Coleman Hawkins
Lucky Thompson
Gene Ammons
Henry Coker
J.J. Johnson
Gerry Mulligan (bs) Arv Garrison Al Haig
Sir Charles Thompson
Duke Jordan
Bud Powell
John Lewis
Curly Russell
Charles Mingus
Nelson Boyd
Tommy Potter
Al McKibbon
Art Blakey
Kenny Clarke
Roy Haynes
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John Coltrane
Jackie McLean
Jimmy Heath
Davey Schildkraut
Julian Cannonball Adderley
Sonny Rollins
Stan Getz
Al Cohn
Zoot Sims
Lucky Thompson
Sonny Rollins
John Gilmore
John Coltrane
Jimmy Heath
Benny Green
Sonny Truitt
J.J. Johnson
Curtis Fuller
Miles Jackson (vibes)   John Lewis
Tadd Dameron
Kenny Drew
Billy Taylor
Walter Bishop
Tommy Flanagan
Horace Silver
Thelonious Monk
Red Garland
Bill Evans
Wynton Kelly
Al McKibbon
Percy Heath
Oscar Pettiford
Paul Chambers
Ron Carter
Roy Haynes
Elvin Jones
Kenny Clarke
Philly Joe Jones
Art Taylor
Philly Joe Jones
Jimmy Cobb
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Frank Strozier Jimmy Heath
Sonny Stitt
Hank Mobley
Wayne Shorter
Joe Henderson
Sonny Stitt
George Coleman
Sam Rivers
Wayne Shorter
J.J. Johnson
Frank Rehak
Buddy Montgomery
(vibes)

Benny Maupin
(bass clarinet)

Khalil Balakrishna
(sitar)
Joe Beck
George Benson
John McLaughlin
Bill Evans
Wynton Kelly
Harold Mabern
Victor Feldman
Herbie Hancock
Chick Corea
Joe Zawinul
Herbie Hancock
Ron Carter
Reggie Workman
Gary Peacock
Richard Davis
Cecil McBee
Eddie Gomez
Buster Williams
Ron Carter
Dave Holland
Frank Butler
Tony Williams
Jack DeJohnette
Lenny White
Joe Chambers
Billy Cobham
Willie Bobo
(William Correa)

Jim Riley
Airto Moreira
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Gary Bartz
John Stubblefield
Sonny Fortune
Sam Morrison
Steve Grossman
David Liebman
Carlos Garnett
David Liebman
Azar Lawrence
Khalil Balakrishna
(sitar)

Bihari Sharma
(sitar, tambura)

Hermeto Pascoal
(whistling)
John McLaughlin
Sonny Sharrock
David Creamer
Reggie Lucas
Pete Cosey
Dominique Gaumont
Larry Coryell
Barry Finerty
Herbie Hancock
Larry Young
Keith Jarrett
Harold Williams
Cedric Lawson
Lonnie Liston Smith
Masabumi Kukuchi
George Paulis
Randy Hall
Dave Holland
Harvey Brooks
Miroslav Vitous
Michael Henderson
T.M. Stevens
Felton Crews
Billy Cobham
Leon Chancelor
Billy Hart
Al Foster
Vince Wilburn
Airto Moreira
Mtume
Don Alias
Badal Roy
Jumma Santos
Mtume
Sammy Figueroa
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Donald Harrison
Eric Leeds
Kenny Garrett
Bill Evans
Branford Marsalis
Bob Berg
Gary Thomas
Rick Margitza
  Michal Urbaniak (violin)
Prince (vocal)
Chaka Kahn (vocal)
Margaret Ross (harp)
Shirley Horn (vocal)
Barry Finerty
Mike Stern
John Scofield
Mike Stern
Robben Ford
John McLaughlin
Hiram Bullock
Foley
Randy Hall
Robert Irving III
Adam Holzman
Joey DeFrancesco
Joe Sample
Kei Akagi
George Duke
Jason Miles
Felton Crews
Marcus Miller
Darryl Jones
Bo Stief
Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen
Darryl Jones
Felton Crews
Barry Reitveld
Vince Wilburn
Al Foster
Vince Wilburn
Omar Hakim
Steve Ferrone
Lenny White
John Bigham
Ricky Wellman
Sammy Figueroa
Mino Cinelu
Steve Thornton
Marilyn Mazur
Mino Cinelu
Monyongo Da Costa
John Bingham
Paulinho Da Costa
Don Alias
Mino Cinelu
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Kenny Garrett     Margaret Ross (harp)
Shirley Horn (vocal)
Foley George Duke
Jason Miles
John Beasley
Darrin Johnson
Barry Reitveld
Richard Patterson
Ricky Wellman Don Alias
Mino Cinelu
Bashiri Johnson
Erin Davis
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  Alto Saxophone
Soprano Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Soprano Saxophone
Trombone Miscellaneous
Instruments
Guitar Keyboards Bass Drums Percussion  
Due to space considerations, chronological accuracy may be a tad compromised.

maintained by Thomas Hönisch TOP last update: September 10, 2001