Miles Davies, Juan-les-Pins, France, September 1963

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I liked his music, but although he was rather stingy with confidences in the interviews, when he spoke he was short but fair. So I also liked his words: —“True music is silence, notes only frame that silence” And this one that I think sums up all artistic activity: "Don’t play what you know, play what you don’t know." I also read a sentence by Miles Davis in a book about Pannonica de Koenigswarter, this incredible woman who was the patron of New York jazz in the 1950s. She supported Thelonius Monk and Bud Powell, and Charlie Parker will die in her home. One day she decided to ask three hundred jazz musicians what their three wishes were. Miles Davis made only one: —“To be white!”
Miles Davies, Juan-les-Pins, France, September 1963

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