So What - the Life of Miles Davis excerpt
Excerpt from So What - the Life of Miles Davis, by John Szwed:
|“||The Davises felt more comfortable with the Armenians they lived among, because they saw them as less prejudiced than other whites knew. Miles' first best friend was an Armenian boy named Leo, who died in a fire when he was six. Both Miles and Vernon started school speaking some Armenian, but the teachers stopped them because most of what they knew were curses.||”|
Miles Davis was first signed on by George Avakian for Columbia Records.
After the 1988 Spitak earthquake, Miles was supposed to play at a benefit concert in Rome to raise funds for the victims. Unfortunately he cancelled the whole tour, it was the first sign of his declining health.