Miles Davis Documentary

Watched The Miles Davis Story with Amy yesterday, after the march, just because. He’s a complex cat. Really a bad man – so mean to so many, especially to women. Reminded me of Mingus in that respect. Tortured genius poet transformer locked in misogynistic mindset. Lots of conversation with wives and children and people close to him (unfortunately no interview with Betty Davis). But some of the musical footage, from the 50s through the 70s, so amazing and beautiful, especially the early 70s sessions — Bitches Brew, Agartha, On the Corner. Conversations with Dave Holland, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, John McLaughlin, Ron Carter… and on and on. Reminded that Carter had recorded on more than 1,000 records by the late 70s already. “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!”

Music: Wire :: Madman’s Honey

2 Replies to “Miles Davis Documentary”

  1. Just read a book by Quincy Troupe called, “Miles and Me”. He’s the author/poet who worked with Miles on his autobiography. It’s a really fun, interesting read.


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