15 March 2009

Miles on Record

Lockwood & Summit recently posted an audio interview of Miles Davis on KXLW in East St. Louis from 1953. Totally bizarre to hear Miles without the rasp in his voice (he got it in the mid-fifties when he got in an argument shortly after vocal surgery). Miles talks about the first time he heard Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in the mid-forties, and how he was captivated by the new sound - bebop.

Check it out. You can listen to the interview here.

h/t: WFIU Night Lights

photo via jazz in photo

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