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Clawing at the limits of cool : Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the greatest jazz collaboration ever

Author: Farah Jasmine Griffin; Salim Washington
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Thomas Dunne books edView all editions and formats
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Describes the collaboration between Miles David and John Coltrane, focusing on their influences upon each other and the impact their music has made in the jazz world.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Miles Davis; John Coltrane; Miles Davis; John Coltrane; John Coltrane; Miles Davis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Farah Jasmine Griffin; Salim Washington
ISBN: 9780312327859 0312327854
OCLC Number: 212893657
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The head --
Pass it on --
The birth of a new freedom --
Struggle and ascent --
Interlude --
Clawing at the limits of cool --
The tag.
Other Titles: Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the greatest jazz collaboration ever
Responsibility: Farah Jasmine Griffin, Salim Washington.
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When trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis chose the members of his quintet in 1955, he passed over respected saxophonists to pick out the relatively untested John Coltrane. This book examines the  Read more...

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