Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool

What can be better than this?

Checking out Miles’ artwork while hanging out in Napa Valley.

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Miles Davis: The Art of Cool
New Exhibition of Miles Davis’ Artwork

PREVIEW OF MILES DAVIS: THE ART OF COOL by David Kerns

“The color. I get the color first,” Miles Davis told noted jazz critic Mike Zwerin. “Then all the rest I improvise. Lines and circles. Maybe I’ll want to wiggle the lines, maybe I’ll draw a breast and an eye. I work from the subconscious, like music. It has to do something to me. I couldn’t write a piece of music that doesn’t make me tap my foot or make me feel something inside. Once the form is there, it’s like an arrangement with openings for solos. It’s a matter of balance. You can’t have too much black, like you can’t have too much saxophone.”

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