MILES DAVIS

MILES DAVIS’ FUNERAL READ HERE

“I looked around in the room. I’d say there were four or five hundred people—quite a few I didn’t know, and a lot of the musicians from my period with Miles whom I hadn’t seen in twenty years, as well as familiar faces like Jack DeJonette, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, and Herbie Hancock. I realized the common bond between all of us was we had been with Miles when we were young and impressionable, not fully formed. For each of us, he had been our first big break. That bonded the fifty or so musicians attending who were lucky to have played with him over the past forty-five years.”

MILES DAVIS’ PRINCE OBSESSION READ HERE

“Prince is like the church to gay guys. He’s the music of the people who go out after ten or eleven at night. He comes in on the beat and plays on top of the beat. I think when Prince makes love he hears drums instead of Ravel.”

PHOTO: Jim Marshall

PHOTO: Jim Marshall