“Look, man, all I am is a trumpet player.”

Miles Davis, 1962:

Look, man, all I am is a trumpet player. I only can do one thing - play my horn - and that’s what’s at the bottom of the whole mess. I ain’t no entertainer, and ain’t trying to be one. I am one thing, a musician. Most of what’s said about me is lies in the first place. Everything I do, I got a reason.