Friday, May 27, 2011

A meeting with Miles Davis

This is just such good journalism. Jim Fusilli over at WSJ's Speakeasy talks about an interview he had back in the early 80s with the notoriously testy Miles Davis.

"Overly prepared and properly terrified – I was well aware Davis could be contentious – I turned up at least a half hour early for the interview, and then said nothing as Davis, fresh from swimming for exercise, walked past me. I didn’t know what to do – what’s the protocol when you’re dealing with a legend? Finally, a publicist arrived to introduce me. I was quaking when Davis and I shook hands."

Read My Terrifyingly Gracious Meeting With Miles Davis.

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