Chris Murphy in Japan - 1973

from Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis, pages 84-85:

[... Miles Davis's] physical pain improved the music. He had both a wah-wah pedal and a volume/tone pedal hooked up to his horn, which he usually manipulated with his feet. But in Japan, Miles's legs bothered him so much that he knelt down on one knee instead, playing the trumpet with one hand, and using his other hand to carefully work the pedals. Using this method, he was able to achieve a much greater degree of tonal subtlety than if he had used his feet. When he would go into a soft muted solo, with the rest of the band quieted down to a whisper, then drop to a knee and let that pain …   more >>

cite as

Chris Murphy, Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis (New York City, 2002), p. 84-85. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430580433280 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Japan

Listeners

Chris Murphy
music technician, personal assisstant, road manager, Guitarist […]
1940's-

Listening to

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jazz
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Miles Davis

Experience Information

Date/Time 1973
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 May 2015 16:27:13 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:06:31 +0100