On March 3, 1972, Stevie Wonder released the album “Music of My Mind” which began an unexpected and unprecedented critical and commercial five-album run (“Music of My Mind”, “Innervisions”, “Talking Book”, “Fulfillingness First Finale”, and the double LP magnum opus, “Songs in the Key of Life”) that shaped the course of popular music and redefined the image of artistic genius for a generation of Black artists.
90 years since his birth on this day and almost 25 years since his passing into immortality; the shadow of Miles Dewey Davis still looms large on the cultural horizon.
Polygraph’s The Universe of Miles Davis quantifies the jazz avatar’s wide ranging influence through his 2,452 Wikipedia mentions (English).
Through this visually striking interactive site we descend down a digital rabbit hole of recordings, people, and places that traces a through line of Miles’ relevance from the early twentieth-century to today.
“Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery”
If Mr. Davis were alive today we are certain he would approve. Happy Birthday Miles!
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