Miles Davis was born in May 26, 1926 and died in September 28, 1991. He was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. The transition in his musical style and his own personal experiences are a reflection of movements within the civil rights period. Davis fought against oppression by creating music for the community. He was one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figure in the history of jazz. His approach to music uniquely included individual expression, emphatic interaction, and creative response to shifting contents which inspired many. His album Kind of Blue remains the best selling jazz album of all time.