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Scaled in Miles - An Interactive Visualization

The other day I found this fascinating and beautifully designed interactive visualization of Miles Davis’s work:

Here is a look at the history of Miles Davis’ career and collaborations according to his recording sessions as documented by the Jazz Discography Project. Over four hundred recording sessions are shown in a timeline across the middle of the screen. The circles above it represent the nearly six hundred people who played those sessions; larger circles indicate more sessions with Miles.

Everything is there: chronological recordings, line-ups and soundsamples to listen to. It’s a little hard to explain, you may want to have a look at it yourself.

Via Open Culture

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