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Jeff Ayeroff: “I worked with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001316" title="Miles Davis" href="/topic/entertainment/music/miles-davis-PECLB001316.topic">Miles Davis</a> on <i>Tutu</i>. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001554" title="Irving Penn" href="/topic/arts-culture/irving-penn-PEHST001554.topic">Irving Penn</a> shot the iconic cover—we won a Grammy. But it wasn’t easy. I always got nervous around Miles. Once, I asked him to do something, and he went, ‘Jeff, can’t you control yourself? Shut up.’ We had this neurotic relationship with him giving me s--t, wanting to screw my secretary. He tormented me so much I got in his face and said, ‘Do you think I’m going to do a s--tty cover for Miles Davis? Just cool out.’ After that he was my friend. One day, I went to his apartment. He answered the door in his pajamas, and he gave me this painting.”

Jeff Ayeroff: “I worked with Miles Davis on Tutu. Irving Penn shot the iconic cover—we won a Grammy. But it wasn’t easy. I always got nervous around Miles. Once, I asked him to do something, and he went, ‘Jeff, can’t you control yourself? Shut up.’ We had this neurotic relationship with him giving me s--t, wanting to screw my secretary. He tormented me so much I got in his face and said, ‘Do you think I’m going to do a s--tty cover for Miles Davis? Just cool out.’ After that he was my friend. One day, I went to his apartment. He answered the door in his pajamas, and he gave me this painting.”

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