David Corio

Miles Davis

Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
(July 20, 1985)

For over twenty years now the majority of large venues allow photographers to shoot only during the first three songs of a gig. This is an insane policy as most performers are just warming up but it is hard to argue with burley bouncers motioning that your time is up. This was the case at this Miles Davis concert.

This is Miles in his ‘electric phase’ but unfortunately it was also his ‘back turned to the audience’ phase. With his head down his lips barely touching his trumpet he strolled to the front of the stage just once. I got the shot and that was the end of the third song.

Miles Davis