The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
MONTREAL - When people think of jazz legend Miles Davis, they invoke his troubled life or his skill with a trumpet. Dave Brubeck, himself a music icon, recalls a different side. "One day he came to my house, and my kids, when they came home from school, they saw Miles and I playing basketball,'' he said. ''They couldn't believe that. "Then he went to the punching bag. He liked to box. Did you know that? He was very interested in sports."
Brubeck, 89, was presented Monday with a special Miles Davis Award by the Montreal International Jazz Festival for his storied career, which includes his invention of a jazz style dubbed West Coast Cool.