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Miles Davis wins the Sonning Prize, an award from the Danish government which normally
goes to a non-jazz composer. This would result in the 1989 release Aura,
composed by Palle Mikkelborg.
Jazz is a creative explosion of individual freedom and communication.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a kid. My father had a music store.
The best live performance I ever attended was Kenny Garrett in Harlem, New York.
The first jazz record I bought was Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins.
My advice to new listeners is keep listening!