Premier Guitar has posted an excellent profile of the late, great guitar explorer Pete Cosey. Though his career had multiple phases, Cosey may be best known for his work with Miles Davis. And here are the instructions the band leader gave to Pete upon joining the group, via PG:
The first was to move up front … [the second was] to turn up [the volume] … And the third thing he said was, ‘Sit there and look black!’
Read it all at PG.