Miles: The Autobiography


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Listen. The greatest feeling I ever had in my life - with my clothes on - was when I first heard Diz and Bird back in 1944. I've come close to matching the feeling of that night, but I've never quite got there. I'm always looking for it, trying to always feel it in and through the music I play...

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Quincy Troupe is an American poet, editor, journalist and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. He is best known as the biographer of jazz musician, Miles Davis. Miles Davis (1926-1991) was one of the most innovative and influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century. His autobiography is published by Picador.


"San Francisco Chronicle" This is not just any book. As with everything else he has done, Davis's work as writer is likely to raise controversy. The book could well be subtitled "Miles Tells All" for this volume is crammed with juicy gossip about most of the key figures in modern jazz.

"The Atlantic" With "Miles, " Davis proves to be his own most perceptive critic.

"Vanity Fair" Scorching

Clive Davis President, Arista Records [Miles] was and is the master, and his book is must reading for any student or fan of music.

Ishmael Reed Superior jazz writing that ranks with that of the best practitioners of the art

In his own words, legendary jazz musician Davis-who transcended the genre in every way possible-tells the story of his remarkable life. No subject is out of bounds and no topic off limits, as Davis reveals everything about his life- his start in the music business, racial biases that permeated jazz culture during the 20th century, his drug dependency-both in and out of the spotlight. Dion Graham delivers a stellar performance-showing that he was the perfect choice to narrate this audio edition. His poise, pacing, pronunciation, and delivery are all top-notch, and-from the very beginning-he embodies Davis perfectly. His tone is steeped in wisdom, and listeners will feel as if the great musician himself is speaking to them. This audio is a treat, sure to please hardcore jazz fans and everyday listeners. A Simon & Schuster paperback. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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