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The Miles Davis companion : four decades of commentary

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
Print Book, English, ©1996
Schirmer Books, New York, ©1996
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780028646121, 0028646126
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
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