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FILE - This July 16, 1991 file photo shows jazz great Miles Davis after receiving the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur award medal from the French government in Paris. The Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission announced Monday, May 12, 2014, the filming plans for the Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead" is set to film in Cincinnati this summer. Don Cheadle will star as Davis with Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana. Cheadle is also a producer, and wrote the screenplay with Steven Baigelman. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

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Behind many of Americas jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie was a great womanMary Lou Williams, an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and mentor for the aforementioned musicians.

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This 1991 photo released by Herman Leonard Photography shows jazz great Miles Davis in Montreux, Switzerland, where Davis would perform his last concert, six weeks before he died. The photographer Herman Leonard followed Davis over four decades, from his beginnings as a trumpeter in the late 1940s. "I could see in his face ... he knew he was dying," Mr. Leonard recalled of this photo. (AP Photo/Herman Leonard Photography, LLC., CTSIMAGES)