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Timothy Sandefur has written a brief reply to my post on Miles Davis, in which he states:I cant imagine Miles Davis being on someones second tier. If Miles is on your second tier, your tiers are broken. I suppose it depends on what we're talking about. As a composer, I would certainly place Miles…
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