Many Shots Fired in Trailer for Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead


oh, for the days when you could shoot a gun at people and nothing would happen to you because you were a famous artist, or a vice president.
Mudede is confused. Most of the music he likes now would not exist if not for Miles' "electric period".
I was lucky enough to see Miles play live, at the Paramount, during that period, and it changed my life.
What Davis played after Bitches Brew was uninventive and repetitive, an outgrowth of his desire to be "relevant" rather than musical. There wasn't a true jazzman who wanted to listen or play with that stuff.
@2 I'm a huge fan of the electric Miles bands. I've often wondered, especially from some of the live recordings of that era, if everyone at the shows knew what was about to hit them. I imagine some middle-aged Japanese couple going to see him in '74 thinking they were going to hear "Kind of Blue", then getting blasted away like the dude in the Memorex commercial.
Did you see any of that "WTF?!" on people's faces at the Paramount?
Ring! Ring! "Hello! Yes? What? Okay, got it. Hey, sarah91, it's 'A Tribute to Jack Johnson,' 'Live-Evil,' 'On the Corner,' 'Get Up with It,' and 'Agharta' on the phone. They'd like to tell you something. What's that? Oh, they say 'Fuck the true jazzmen.' They'd also like to respectfully ask Charles to listen to 'Rated X' and then admit he's wrong."
@3: I like On the Corner, but I'm not a True Jazzman.
Thank you, @5 and @6. Thankfully, Miles wasn't staid and dull enough to appeal to the "true jazzman."
@7, dull enough to appeal to musicians (and they were known as jazzmen) like Stan Getz, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims, Shelly Manne, Stan Kenton, Cannonball Adderly, and jazz singers like Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holliday, Anita O'Day? No, his electric crap didn't appeal to them.
@8 Is that you, Wynton?