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Miles Davis In St. Louis: 1953 Interview

miles9 Here is something really terrific. Lockwood & Summit features a great (and quite rare) audio interview of Miles Davis on KXLW in East St. Louis from 1953. Miles was visiting with DJ Harry Frost on his ‘Fresh Air’ show.

David Hill at the always enjoyable Jazz Hot House sums it up best: “Totally bizarre to hear Miles without the rasp in his voice. Miles talks about the first time he heard Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in the mid-forties, and how he was captivated by the new sound – bebop.”

Listen to the interview HERE.

We’re patiently waiting for part 2.

More goodness from Lockwood & Summit:

Miles & Coltrane

Play It Back, Teo

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