„I know what the power of silence is. When I used to play in clubs, everybody was loud; there was a lot of noise. So I would take my mute off the microphone, and I would play something so soft that you could hardly hear it… and you talk about listening. Roy Eldridge did that. He's one of my favorites.“

—  Miles Davis, 1970s, As quoted in Jazz-Rock Fusion: The People, The Music, p. 40
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