Miles Outside, 1969
Credits: Photo by Don Hunstein ęSony Collectibles. All rights reserved.
When photographer Don Hunstein shot this portrait of Miles outside Davis's home on West 77th Street in June 1969, the jazz legend was at the midpoint between the sessions which would produce his two revolutionary jazz-fusion masterpieces: "In A Silent Way" (recorded in February '69) and "Bitches Brew" (recorded in August '69). Davis's recent move to electrified instruments is echoed in his futurist fashion sensibility. The button-down black & white cool of bebop Miles has made way for a psychedelic patchwork vest and custom-made wrap-around shades.