Miles Davis and the blind listening test:

Is that what the critics are digging? Them critics better stop having coffee. If there ain’t nothing to listen to, they might as well admit it.

Davis had a way of speaking, especially about music, that just seemed, for lack of a better word, cool. His quotes here are no less than perfect.

But my favorite Miles Davis anecdote of all time is easily this one:

In 1987, Miles attended a reception to honor Ray Charles and was seated next to a scion of Washington society. When she asked him what he’d done to get invited to the reception, he responded, “I’ve changed music four or five times. What have you done of any importance other than being white?”