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Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davisby Jack Chambers
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This invaluable biography of trumpeter and jazz-bebop-fusion innovator Miles Davis (19261991) includes a substantial new introduction that for the first time details Daviss turbulent last decade; the drawing and painting that became an additional creative outlet; the musical lows of his final Freaky Deaky” years; the family warfare that has erupted over his last will and testament; and—in a long-awaited exposé—the truth behind Daviss so-called Autobiography, the book that borrowed” gigantic portions from Milestones and passed them off as Daviss. Jack Chambers breaks his silence to discuss the extent of the borrowing” and who was responsible. Here is the last word on the music and controversial life of Miles Davis.
This invaluable biography of trumpeter and jazz-bebop-fusion innovator Miles Davis (19261991) includes a substantial new introduction that for the first time details Daviss turbulent last decade; th
In this "lucid, objective account of (Davis's) musical development, Chambers masterfully reconstructs the sounds and events in Davis's life" ("Down Beat"). 40 photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -390) and index.
About the Author
Jack Chambers, the author of several books, lives in Canada, where he is professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto.
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