Blue Canvas: The Artist Miles Davis (BBC Radio 4)

“A painting is music you can see, and music is a painting you can hear.”     

In a BBC Radio 4 Seriously…  documentary, Miles Davis takes up art as therapy after his stroke in 1982 and comes to love it so much that he carries a sketchbook and pens in his trumpet case: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07c2w62

Richard Williams’ interview with Miles from1983 in the Guardian here begins: I’ll answer your questions if you’ll print my drawings. Richard regrets not buying some of them! You can see some of Miles’ artwork here.

© Sing Better English, 2016

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3 thoughts on “Blue Canvas: The Artist Miles Davis (BBC Radio 4)”

  1. Awesome post! I am a huge fan of Miles’ work, especially during the bebop era and his experimental jazz fusion albums in the 70s. I think his ‘demons’ was a contributing factor to his genius as an artist of many types. I think his abstract paintings symbolizes that. “Not For Sale Dewey” is one of my favorites.

    I must repost this! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Reblogged this on blackbirdfreephoto and commented:
    I am a huge fan of Miles’ work, especially during the bebop era and his experimental jazz fusion albums in the 70s. I think his ‘demons’ was a contributing factor to his genius as an artist of many types. I think his abstract paintings symbolizes that. “Not For Sale Dewey” is one of my favorites.

    Special thanks to @singbetterenglish for the original post.

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