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From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Three bands from the different stages of Miles's career:
The sextet of the 1950s: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone), Red Garland, later replaced by Wynton Kelly (piano), Sam Jones, later replaced by Paul Chambers, (bass), Philly Joe Jones, later replaced by Jimmy Cobb (drums). On Kind of Blue, jazz's most popular album, Kelly is replaced on most tracks by Bill Evans.
The quintet of the 1960s: Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums). Williams joined at the age of 17, and his fluid drumming style is one of the characteristics of this group, which lasted until the end of the sixties, when Chick Corea and Englishman Dave Holland replaced Hancock and Carter.
Electric Miles followed, as captured on the film of his appearance at the Isle of Wight festival: Gary Bartz (alto and tenor saxes), Keith Jarrett (organ), Chick Corea (electric piano), Dave Holland (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), and Airto Moreira, a Brazilian who plays various percussion instruments.
Some of the other musicians who passed through Miles's bands were saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, Sam Rivers, George Coleman, Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Carlos Garnett and Sonny Fortune; pianists Victor Feldman and Joe Zawinul; organist Larry Young; guitarists John McLaughlin and Pete Cosey; bassist Foley; drummers Frank Butler and Billy Cobham; and percussionist James Mtume.
Away from music, Miles Davis's favourite hobby was boxing, and it has been suggested that his late trumpet style, with its volleys of notes interspersed by silence, was influenced by it.