Samuel Spencer, Freelance Writer

(Published by The Culture Trip. All rights reserved.)

If anyone was to undertake the foolish task of listing people who most influenced music, two names would be near the top: Miles Davis and Duke Ellington. Listen to all the great albums of the last 30 years, from ‘Sign o’ the Times’ to Sonic Youth, and you can see their influence in the most unlikely places. Explore their illustrious careers, and then look onwards to Nicholas Payton, their direct heir.

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