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The Miles Davis companion : four decades of commentary

Author: Gary Carner
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books, ©1996.
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The Miles Davis Companion profiles the life and career of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. From '50s "cool" jazz to '70s jazz-rock fusion to '90s hip-hop, Davis was an innovative musician who always created new sounds and styles. Throughout his career, Davis attacked stereo-types and refused to kowtow to the musical (or popular) press. The Companion draws on profiles, interviews, liner notes, and original reviews of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miles Davis companion.
New York : Schirmer Books, c1996
(OCoLC)646108765
Named Person: Miles Davis; Miles Davis; Miles Davis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Carner
ISBN: 0028646126 9780028646121
OCLC Number: 35033729
Description: xiv, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Letter to David Breskin / Elwood Buchanan --
The complete prestige recordings / Dan Morganstern --
Play the right thing / Stanley Crouch --
Homage to Miles Davis / Amiri Baraka --
The conception of the cool / Richard Williams --
Miles: not in a silent way ; Mile's jazz life / Nat Hentoff --
Miles ahead / Bob Brookmeyer --
Milestones / Benny Golson --
Miles in England / Benny Green --
At the Blackhawk / Ralph J. Gleason --
An afternoon with Miles Davis / Nat Hentoff --
Miles--a portrait / Max Gordon --
Miles in the sky / Stanley Crouch --
"I don't have to hold the audience's hand" / Arthur Taylor --
Miles in motion / Dan Morgenstern --
Miles smiles / Leonard Feather --
My ego only needs a good rhythm section / Stephen Davis --
Miles down the road ; Hangin' out with Daffy Davis / Eric Nisenson --
Talking jazz / Ben Sidran --
The Danish connection / Gary Giddins --
Miles agonistes / Francis Davis --
Mad at Miles / Pearl Cleage --
Memories of Miles / Marc Crawford --
Silence, exile, cunning / Greg Tate.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Carner.

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The Miles Davis Companion profiles the life and career of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. From '50s "cool" jazz to '70s jazz-rock fusion to '90s hip-hop, Davis was an innovative musician who always created new sounds and styles. Throughout his career, Davis attacked stereo-types and refused to kowtow to the musical (or popular) press. The Companion draws on profiles, interviews, liner notes, and original reviews of recordings to give a full picture of his work. It also includes essays on the impact of Davis's life and music, his controversial stance toward women and other musicians, and his transformation from jazz musician to cultural icon.

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