This diptych captures Miles Davis during two distinct elements of a trumpet performance, capturing some of the energy that a viewer would experience at the live performance.
Miles Davis recorded Miles Davis at Fillmore over the course of four nights from June 17-20, 1970. On the resulting double LP, each of the nights were edited down to single tracks, named after the day of the performance on which it was recorded. This shot is from the second night, Thursday, June 18, 1970 which would correspond to the "Thursday Miles" track on the album.
“Miles was very spontaneous,” Craig says. “He never wanted to rehearse. There’s a famous quote of his: ‘Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.’ You would see one concert and it would be this way, and the next night it would be completely different. Everybody would vibe off of everyone else.”
photo ref# 3080-14-16A
This piece is part of Glen Craig's Montage Collection
. Glen studied graphic design in school and always maintained that approach to his work both while shooting and later, when reviewing the results. Occasionally a sequence of images stands out because the combination captures something quintessential about the subject, infers action, or the passage of time, among other things. These pieces have been carefully composed and represent a unique take on his photographic works.
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