Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1970's and the 1980's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Miles Davis coming annually to the RFH…allegedly unwilling 'cos he was on contract. Every time a radically different show…one characterised by sparse notes from the Maestro..played facing away from the audience as if he was serenading his crutch…but every note told. Meanwhile his presence pushed the band on to better and better solos...no one took it easy with Miles around...except Miles. There was no choice but to put in your best possible performance...it looked like he'd beat you up if you didn't. A man much missed.
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411154637540 accessed: 29 July, 2021 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

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performance of 'unknown' performed by Miles Davis

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1970's and the 1980's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:23:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:36:27 +0000