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13 But as Miles’s condition worsened, the number of visitors dropped off. “After a while many of my old musician friends stopped coming by, because a lot of the time I wouldn’t let them in. 14 Miles began to feel lonely. “None of my old friends were coming around, except Max [Roach] and Dizzy [Gillespie],” said Miles. “Then I started to miss them guys, the old guys, the old days, the music we used to play. ”15 Lydia 32 the last miles DeJohnette described this poignant scene to Ian Carr: “I compared it to seeing a bad B-movie of a has-been movie star.
If Miles had had the operation a few years later, he would have been better off, but then, if this had happened a few years earlier, he would have been in a wheelchair,” says Rothbaum. ” Drugs played a part, too. ”12 Mark Rothbaum says it was hard for Miles to avoid drugs. “The West Side of Manhattan where Miles lived was referred to then as ‘The Kibbutz’, because all these people lived there: Sly Stone, actors, jazz musicians – every street had a famous person living in it, and those kinds of artists attract all sorts of people and drugs were very easy to get.
George Butler, who joined the company from Blue Note Records and whose responsibilities covered jazz, blues, gospel and some classical music. “When I joined Columbia, I had lost track of Miles and discovered he was still on Columbia. I decided to call him and introduce myself and just let him know that he had a friend,” says Butler. “I knew that a number of people from Columbia had tried getting Miles to record again and failed. I thought I would visit him and talk about three things that interested him most – cars, boxing and clothes.