Artists in Action #497


Miles smiles

6 comments:

Vladimir Estragon said...

This is the only picture I've ever seen of Miles smiling. It's shocking!

derby said...

i believe this is a photo taken by tom palumbo. he has a great gallery of miles shots. this is a terrific photograph.

Tommy O'C said...

It's so unexpected to see Miles Davis smiling (and without the accumulated mileage of his later years) that for a split-second I thought it was a very young Flip Wilson.

estiv said...

I've read that Miles was so resentful (understandably) of the phony and obsequious smiles of performers like Stepin Fetchit in his youth that he would veto the public release of any photo in which he himself smiled. His friends loved his smile, but the rest of us rarely got to see it.

Chris said...

amazing photo of the greatest man in jazz
for my two cents!!

Ann oDyne said...

even with 'the accumulated mileage of his later years' Mr Miles is the most handsome man of his profession, evah.