From the LA Times we get the talented Bobby McFerrin discussing five of his key influences.
Miles Davis is one of those who has influenced McFerrin throughout his distinguished singing and conducting career, covering jazz, pop and classical music.
Said McFerrin: “The first time I saw Miles Davis’ band play was at a club in L.A. called Shelley’s Manne hole in 1971. I walked out molecularly changed. I understood what true improvisation was from that moment.”
The other four influences to go along with Miles Davis are Fred Astaire, Pablo Picasso, Robert McFerrin and Jesus.