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Talking About Miles

Miles Beyond contains extensive testimonies of about fifty people who knew Miles during 1967-1991: musicians, managers, lovers, and family. Below are some outtakes from these interviews.

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Sonny Fortune
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The saxophonist played with Miles from July 1974 to April 1975. In this fragment Fortune talks about the spiritual aspects of Miles, and his "awesomeness."
Sonny Fortune

Jo Gelbard
Jo Gelbard
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Gelbard was Miles's romantic and artistic partner from 1986-1991. In this fragment she talks about Miles's ego-less approach to artistic collaboration

Marcus Miller
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Bassist, producer, and composer Marcus Miller played with Miles from April 1981 to February 1983. He also wrote and co-produced most of the music on Tutu, Siesta, and Amandla. In this fragment he talks about Miles's humanity and sensitivity, and about how Miles operated as a band leader.
Marcus Miller

Dave Holland
Dave Holland
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Bassist Dave Holland played in Miles's band from August 1968 to August 1970. Here he talks about the magic that emanated from Miles's focus and presence.

John Scofield
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Guitarist John Scofield was a member of Miles's band from November 1982 to July 1985. He talks about the fear Miles instilled in his band members, as well as his capacity to inspire them to "play more than what they know."
Badal Roy

Jo Gelbard
Badal Roy
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Indian percussionist Badal Roy played on On The Corner and was in Miles's band from September 1972 to May 1973. Roy talks about what he learned from Miles, and explains how Miles told him to "play like a nigger."

Lennie White
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Drummer Lennie White took part in the Bitches Brew sessions in August 1969. In this fragment he talks about Miles being a "consummate artist," his influence, and how he was "in tune."
Lennie White

Still to come:
Miles on Macero
Bill Frisell
Chick Corea
Mino Cinelu
David Sanborn
Robben Ford
Michel Legrand

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