"One night we were playing at the Village Vanguard, and the owner, Max Gordon, wanted me to play behind a singer. So I told him I didn't play behind no girl singer. But I told him to ask Herbie [Hancock], and if Herbie wanted to do it then it was okay with me. So Herbie, Tony and Ron played behind her and the people loved her. I didn't play and neither did Wayne. I asked Max who she was, you know, what was her name. So Max said, 'Her name is Barbra Streisand and she's going to be a real big star.' So every time I see her today somewhere I say, 'Goddamn,' and just shake my head."
—Miles Davis in The Autobiography with Quincy Troupe.