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Miles Davis : the definitive biography

Author: Ian Carr
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This revised edition of Ian Carr's classic biography throws new light on Davis' life and career: from the early days in New York with Charlie Parker; to the Birth of Cool; through his drug addiction in the early 1950s and the years of extraordinary achievements (1954-1960), during which he signed with Columbia and collaborated with such unequaled talents as John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly and Cannonball
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Miles Davis; Miles Davis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Carr
ISBN: 1560252413 9781560252412
OCLC Number: 41185168
Description: xii, 658 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Miles Dewey Davis III --
Bird land --
The birth of the cool --
Cold turkey --
The first great quintet --
Miles ahead --
The first great sextet --
Porgy and Bess --
Is it jazz? --
After Coltrane --
In and out of the doldrums --
Miles in the sky --
Play what's not there! --
Miles runs the voodoo down --
Jazz into rock will go --
Live-evil --
Manhattan jungle symphony --
The silent years, 1976-1980 --
A tentative new beginning --
Crisis and rebirth --
Honours, insults and changes --
Tutu --
Amandla --
the final chapter --
Postscript --
References --
Bibliography --
Appendix A: musical examples --
Appendix B: notes on repertoire --
Appendix C: Discography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Ian Carr.

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"This revised edition of Ian Carr's classic biography throws new light on Davis' life and career: from the early days in New York with Charlie Parker; to the Birth of Cool; through his drug addiction in the early 1950s and the years of extraordinary achievements (1954-1960), during which he signed with Columbia and collaborated with such unequaled talents as John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly and Cannonball Adderly. Carr also explores Davis' dark, reclusive period (1975-1980), offering firsthand accounts of his descent into addiction, as well as his dramatic return to life and music."

"Carr has talked with the people who knew Miles and his music best including Bill Evans, Joe Zawinul, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, and for this edition, updated since Davis' death, he has conducted new interviews with Ron Carter, Max Roach, John Scofield and others."--Jacket.

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