Vince Wilburn, Jr., played drums for Davis in the 1980s and says his uncle went out of his way to emphasize the importance of a groove by giving him records by Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix.
Still, Davis also emphasized the importance of moving forward and not looking back on the past.
But Davis sometimes didnt practice what he preached.
Wilburn says that, once, after a show, he was listening to one of Davis most famous songs, Nefertiti, on headphones and his uncle yelled at him, What is that sþþþ! Turn it off.
Davis then took it away from his nephew and never returned it.
Although its conceivable Davis threw away the cassette, Wilburn likes to think the legend did actually listen to it in private, although he concedes, He liked to say he never wanted to repeat himself.
Davis has been dead since 1991 but a new box set, The Miles Davis Quintet: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions hits stores May 23.
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