"We Want Miles"
"I saw him in '82 at Red Rocks in Colorado, right after the time that he sort of came back with the We Want Miles tour. I was in high school. At that point he’s got a funk bass player and a rock guitarist and an African percussionist. He's using all of these different players coming from all these different disciplines to create the sound that was still all Miles Davis music. I think even in the group of people I was with at the show I was in the minority about liking it, but I always heard him working out. It was never to me like we were looking at some polished thing. It was always discovery and going for shit and stuff falling apart. Then they’d find something and they would stumble — I was just fascinated by the process. You don't see bands get in front of you and go for shit, you know? They usually perform and go, 'This is what you get.' Seeing Miles felt like, 'Who knows what's gonna happen?' It was very alive."