Thursday, April 30, 2009

Miles Davis

The thing about Miles Davis is this: it’s a man and his instrument being the epitome of intimacy and not caring who’s paying attention! It’s self-expression on a level most individuals hardly achieve in these modern times.

There’s a sense of security within the music they (Davis and his beloved horn) create- you know you’ll always feel something listening to it! How can one stay numb when they’re listening to a man put his heart and soul on record so gracefully? The melodies may go along with feelings of lonely displacement with the rest of the world or utter bliss at the taste of relaxation. He may make you cry tears of joy and tears of sorrow, all at once or over time.

There’s just something about Miles Davis and that trumpet- they plunge themselves deep into your heart without expecting of you what others would. They are just in their existence and complete within each other. It has nothing to do with the filth of this world be it money or sex. It isn’t about popularity or being liked. It’s about making a love – a love supreme as Coltrane would say. It’s about externalizing the most internal thing any being has.

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