Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of one of the great musical artists of the 20th century, Miles Davis.
huh. Coincidentally I played Round About Midnight in the car this morning…a relatively pleasant commute (despite the usual idiocy on the parts of some of my fellow commuters…jeez do they teach bad driving in MA highschools?).
My discovery of Miles’s music in 6th grade was a seminal event in my life. I was lucky enough to see him live several times, including his last show ever (at the Hollywood Bowl).
Thanks for this.
A jazz critic dies and goes to heaven. Walking around the gardens he see a small gathering of great jazz legends. As he walks over he sees this old man wearing sunglasses snaping his fingers walking straight through the crowd. When the critic gets there, he asks the fellars “who was that?” They answer “that was God, but he thinks he’s Miles Davis.”
Hands down my #1 favorite artist of any musical genre.
Was listening to Miles in the Sky today.. Paraphrenalia is such a bad ass tune. The second great quintet with Hancock, Williams, Shorter, and Carter might be the greatest jazz group ever…..IMHO of course.
no arguments whatSOever from me, BDC. I love Stuff, too, the tango.
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