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Neneh Cherry

Sheryl Garratt, Face, The, September 1996

WHEN NENEH CHERRY was a toddler, she met Miles Davis. She remembers his gravelly growl of a voice, and recalls him opening his trumpet case to bring out a Toblerone for her. Later, she would go to Ornette Coleman's loft in Manhattan and watch him rehearse, fascinated by the fact that his young son played alongside on the drums.

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