Graham Reid | | <1 min read
The late Lester Bowie was not just a great musician but a funny guy. Hence Donald Duck in this collage.
One of Bowie's pieces was Miles Davis Meets Donald Duck for which he blew through a straw in water to create an effect which sounded exactly like that encounter.
He'd come out of the innovative Art Ensemble of Chicago so coulkd play free jazz with confidence but also hard bop, funk, r'n'b and . . . he could sound like Miles Davis meeting Donald Duck.
This collage was used to illustrate this tribute column on Bowie's death in '99.
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