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February 25, 2012 4:01 PM Subscribe
Can you tell me about this iconic photograph of Miles Davis?
posted by perrce to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Of all the photographs of Miles Davis, this one
is my favorite. The energy in the photo is just amazing. Unfortunately, I can't find out anything about it.
I know that the photo is licensed from Getty Images
, but there doesn't seem to be any info about it besides the newspaper that it's credited to and the date it was created. And even the creation date listed (Jan 1, 1955) seems like shorthand for "sometime in 1955."
Can you tell me anything about the photo? Was it really taken on Jan 1? Where was Miles playing when it was taken? Who was backing him in the band? I'm almost afraid to ask what song he was playing. Any info you can offer would be great.