Chris Murphy in Osaka, Japan - 1975

from Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis, page 89:

We were doing shows at the Osaka Grand, which served as both hotel and concert hall--a great convenience. Miles played masterfully, squeezing so much emotion out of his horn that I wept, and I wasn't the only one. When he would finish a solo, there would be silence from the audience, as if they were stunned into immobility by its beauty. After a long wait, they would slowly begin to applaud, then gradually the sound would grow and grow, until the house shook with the noise. They truly heard what he was saying, what the band was doing. What a feeling to be validated by an audience that hears…   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. 89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430580625532 accessed: 26 January, 2022

location of experience: Osaka, Japan

Listeners

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

Listening to

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jazz trumpet
written by Miles Davis
performed by Miles Davis

Experience Information

Date/Time 1975
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 02 May 2015 16:30:25 +0100
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:32:24 +0100