NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Trumpeter Wallace Roney (L) and saxophonist Gary Bartz perform at New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Medallion Ceremony for Miles Davis at 312 West 77th on May 16, 2013 in New York City.
It was very accessible for us to see everybody and meet them walking in the streets. It was a blessing, to be exposed to the best of what this music has to offer. I saw Miles Davis when I was 14. My first show was Aretha Franklin when I was 6. I saw everybody — McCoy Tyner, Cecil Taylor, the Crusaders — the list goes on and on. All that before I was even 14 years old.
I do listen to a lot of jazz ... My favorite jazz artist would be Miles Davis. I like the jazz fusion sound, especially from the '70s because it was something new. I want my music to be something new. I didn't want to overload the album with variation but I wanted to give different sides and different sounds.
We are recording and LP together this weekend ... How about coming in to play bass stop call Alan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams.More quotes »
1969 Hendrix telegram: Can Paul come to play?
complete with typographical errors. "How about coming in to play bass stop call Alvan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams."The telegram has been part of the Hard Rock Cafe memorabilia collection since it was purchased at auction Read more »
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Miles Davis honored on West Side
with the medallion. Jazz artists said the long overdue recognition would extend Davis’ legacy beyond music. “I wouldn’t call him just a musician,” Gary Bartz, Grammy award-winning saxophonist, said. “He was an artist. We will always love Miles Davis.” 3:37 PM from New York Daily News Read more »
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you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself. ~ Miles Davis (Sun and Ascendant in Gemini) Today, the Sun enters Gemini, sign of the Twins. Generally, people born under this sign are Jacks-of-all-trades. They’re data collectors and trivia experts from Beth Owls Daughter Read more »
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