Fri January 16, 2009
Miles Davis, in his own words (and in the words of those reporting on him).
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Miles Davis has often been compared to Pablo Picasso --- both were legendary, profoundly influential artists who seemed to thrive on re-making or re-inventing themselves as creators and performers; both were known in their day (and are still well-known today) for the various "styles" or "periods" of their long careers. On this edition of StudioTulsa, we arrive at an understanding of Miles Davis --- who wore lots of masks, told lots of tall tales, and usually seemed quite enigmatic when encountered in person --- by way of the many interviews he gave over the course of his life in music. Our guest today is Michael K. Dorr, one of the co-editors of a new book called "Miles on Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis" (Lawrence Hill Books). This book collects interviews with, and profiles of, the jazz immortal dating from the 1950s up until 1990s.