Miles Davis wanted a new sound.
Kind of Blue was a classic, and he had recently taken steps into electronica with his landmark A Tribute to Jack Johnson. But there was so much more he wanted to do. “How?” he wondered silently.
As he lay awake in bed, an unbidden memory of an old Our Gang comedy short came to him. In a flash, he knew just what to do.
Two weeks later, the group was in the studio to record Bitches Brew... with one extra.
“Kid, here’s a quarter. When I start playing, you start sucking on this lemon.”
[The Weekly Challenge topic at The 100 Word Stories Podcast is lemon.]