Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography

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Hachette Books, 30. apr. 2009 - 688 síđur
This exhaustively researched, 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, and Jack DeJohnette, and has conducted interviews with Ron Carter, Max Roach, John Scofield and others.
 

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Carr has not merely updated but substantially overhauled and enhanced his earlier life story of musician Miles Davis (Miles Davis: A Biography, LJ 9/1/82), already a fine biography. This new work ... Read full review

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1 Miles Dewey Davis III
1
2 Bird Land
18
3 The Birth of Cool
44
4 Cold Turkey
58
5 The First Great Quintet
75
6 Miles Ahead
95
7 The First Great Sextet
114
8 Porgy and Bess
132
17 Manhattan Jungle Symphony
311
18 The Silent Years 19761980
329
19 A Tentative New Beginning
347
20 Crisis and Rebirth
384
21 Honours Insults and Changes
411
22 Tutu
449
23 Amandla
484
24 The Final Chapter
514

9 Is It Jazz?
144
10 After Coltrane
163
11 In and Out of the Doldrums
180
12 MIles in the Sky
209
13 Play Whats Not There
232
14 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
251
15 Jazz into Rock Will Go
265
16 LiveEvil
293
Postscript
555
References
565
Bibliography
575
Musical Examples
579
Notes on Repertoire
593
Discography
595
Index
641
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Ian Carr was born in Scotland and educated at Kings College, Newcastle. He is a professional musician who has done regular jazz broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and has written for the BBC Music Magazine. He is the author of Music Outside (1973) and Keith Jarrett, the Man and his Music (1991).

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