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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Local 357, Oct 17, 2011.
Miles Davis was an artist. Timeless.
His musical accomplishments are recognized everywhere. That does not excuse other things however. Everyone else wanted to play like him, not act like him.
I agree though, a melody is a melody.
Agreed. Miles doesn't make a very good role model in terms of behavior and actions. A great role model for young trumpeters (or anyone, really) is CLARK TERRY. His autobiography just came out.
Totally agree- he was a musical genius... so was Jaco...
Rowuk, I agree with you as well- when it comes to Miles and some other artists, sometimes it's best to separate the artist's work from the individual.
Miles was very smart and much of what he did and said was calculated. Don't get sucked into believing all of it. I just listen to the music and like it or don't and don't let the rest of it bother me.
I believe that it is always best to separate them. Stories of the tortured personalities of artists are legion. As are threads about them (B. Rich anyone?). Eventually the artist and his art become separated permanently, and what survives is a testament to the creative process. Sometimes it is a miracle that ANYTHING gets created.
I think we like to be able to say, "Oh, what a jerk (insert famous artist's name here) was(is)", as if that moves us closer to matching that individual's accomplishments. Too bad, as it says a lot more about us than anyone else. We're all human and ain't no one better than anyone else in that department.