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The most comprehensive book on the artist to date, offering an insightful look into the legendary musician and his enormous impact on the development of jazz. Miles Davis explores the life and art of one of the greatest visionaries in jazz history—through photographs, handwritten musical scores, album covers, posters, and more—cementing his reputation as the embodiment of cool, both on- and offstage. To examine his extraordinary career is also to examine the history of jazz from the mid-1940s through the early 1990s, as Davis was crucial in almost every important innovation and stylistic development during that time. His genius paved the way for these changes, both with his own performances and recordings, and by choosing collaborators with whom he forged new directions. Miles Davis—trumpeter, bandleader, and composer—was one of the most important figures in jazz history. He was born in a well-to-do family in St. Louis in 1926 and died in a Los Angeles hospital in 1991. He was at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion. Davis worked with many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, including Ron Carter, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Charlie Parker, and Max Roach, among numerous others.

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Statement of responsibility from p. [4] of cover.

About the Author

Vincent Bessières is a member of the French lAcadémie du Jazz and an author and editor who writes frequently and with expertise on jazz. Franck Bergerot is editor-in-chief of Jazz Magazine/ Jazzman. He recently organized a complete collection of Miles Daviss work for the Masters of Jazz label and is the author of several books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847835287
Publisher:
Skira Rizzoli
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Editor:
Bessieres, Vincent
Author:
Rizzoli
Author:
Bergerot, Franck
Author:
Bessieres, Vincent
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Individual Composer & Musician
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Brass
Subject:
Music-Individual Composer and Musician
Publication Date:
20100518
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11.3 x 9.9 x 1 in 3.4125 lb

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