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Miles Davis (1926-91) was one of the great jazz musicians, bandleaders and composers. His output includes several of the most acclaimed and popular jazz albums, from the relaxed style of Birth of the Cool to the orchestral Sketches of Spain and the iconic Kind of Blue. And he never ceased to innovate. As the 1960s moved into the 1970s, he developed a darker, more complex sound and began increasingly to use electric instruments. The crowning achievement of his experiments, Bitches Brew (1969), became the bestselling jazz album of all time. In this biography, noted jazz critic Brian Morton takes us through the musical history of this remarkable and influential artist and illuminates the personality behind the sound.

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Miles Davis's recordings include several of the most acclaimed jazz albums, from the relaxed style of Birth of the Cool to the orchestral Sketches of Spain and Kind of Blue. Bitches Brew, became the bestselling jazz album of all time.

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Accessible and affordable illustrated biography

About the Author

Brian Morton taught American studies at universities in Britain and Scandinavia, before working for ten years as features and subsequently literary editor at the Times Higher Educational Supplement. Through the 1990s he presented a daily arts and culture programme on BBC Radio Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904341796
Author:
MORTON, BRIAN
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Location:
N
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life & Times
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
170
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz » Biographies
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts

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