THROWBACK THURSDAY: Miles Davis Joking Around On Stage


The epitome of cool, Miles Davis was also a bit of a joker as this piece of footage shows.

There was a heightened sense of devil-may-care in Miles Davis’ music towards the end of his life, more so than when he ushered in the era of jazz fusion with Bitches Brew in 1970. In this video, his carefree personality resonates as he pretends to film the person filming him, before glancing at the camera and… well, you’ll have to see what he does next. Also, check out Quincy Jones in that fly patterned shirt.

(Streaming has been disabled to watch it on YouTube. Shout out to SmartalecFILMS for the upload.)

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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