Miles Smiles



The Pointer: This interviewer is clearly a deaf man talking. How could he possibly play music?

The Koan:

An interviewer talking to Miles Davis referred to the music Miles played as Jazz.

Miles said, “Don’t call it Jazz that makes you think of black people, it makes it a stereotype – just call it music.”

The interviewer who was a fine musician himself said “When I think of Jazz I don’t think of black people, I think of New York in the sunset, the light on the East river.”

Miles smiled and said “Well in that case you could play in our band.”

So tell me – Who is it that can play in the band?

How can you play this music in your life?