Last week Downbeat posted a classic Miles Davis interview with Nat Hentoff from 1955 called “Miles: A Trumpeter In The Midst Of A Big Comeback Makes A Very Frank Appraisal Of Today’s Jazz Scene.” Miles discusses West Coast Jazz, Charlie Parker, and a host of other topics with his usual candor. On Dave Brubeck:
“Well, Dave made one record I liked—‘Don’t Worry ’bout Me.’ Do I think he swings? He doesn’t know how. Desmond doesn’t swing, either, though I think he’d play different with another rhythm section.”
Miles never disappoints.