Chris Murphy in Boston - June, 1980

from Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis, pages 160-161:

Miles had always been aloof, even forbidding, on the stage; he delighted in his "Prince of Darkness" role, his huge sunglasses walling him off from the audience, acting like a beautiful, deadly animal behind bars that one pays to see at a zoo. He would pace back and forth, showing his colors, occasionally baring his claws and roaring, aiming always to intimidate as well as to entertain. That pose was all gone now [1980]. In its place was something unexpected: Miles was actually reaching out to his audience, as if seeking their approval… There was a man in a wheelchair right at the edge …   more >>
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Chris Murphy, Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis (New York City, 2002), p. 160-161. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430659355786 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: Boston

Listeners

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

Listening to

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'My Man's Gone Now' performed by Miles Davis

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1980
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 03 May 2015 14:22:35 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:22:30 +0100