Sunday, 29 May 2011

Unpublished photographs of Miles Davis, 1958

Here are a few unpublished photos of Miles Davis , leader of his group in 1958. You know, the classic first quintet with John Coltrane. No big problem.


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Photos of Miles Davis and his quintet, 1958.

Life magazine photographer Robert Kelley apparently thought that much of it. On 14 May 1958 he turned a few rolls of film and their subject with only very basic notes: the date, the city (New York) and name of the subject, "Miles Davis." (No club is to listen to, but a quick analysis of the Miles Davis discography line shows a few bootlegs and airchecks of the Bohemian Cafe before and after this date).

If you are a fan of Miles Davis - and fan of jazz is not? -It is something of a big problem. At the time of the classic albums such as milestones and Porgy and Bess and Cannonball Adderley somethin' ' Else, featuring Miles. It is less than a year away from the famous kind of Bluefor registration. Therefore, there is that. But also dig how Miles cracks this phlegmatic famous facade in the shot, where he hangs his language to us. Lookit! He is a clown sometimes too, huh?

These photos come from LIFE.com. The Gallery on their site, there are more unpublished photos. Have a gander. [Life:unpublished: Miles Davis, 1958]

Related at NPR Music: On this point, 85th anniversary of Miles, you can spend time exploring the archive NPR Music Miles Davis too.

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