Synopses & Reviews
"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." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles is one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. The subject of several biographies, now Miles speaks out himself about his extraordinary life. Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. For the first time Miles talks about his five-year silence. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. He condemns the racism he has encountered in the music business and in American society. And he discusses the women in his life. But above all, Miles talks about music and musicians, including the legends he has played with over the years: Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Trane, Mingus, and many others. The man who gave us some of the most exciting music of the twentieth century here gives us a compelling and fascinating autobiography.
About the Author
"Sir" Miles Davis was inducted into the Knights of Malta in November 1988. In November 1984, he received the Sonning Music Award for lifetime achievement in music, and in March 1990, his twenty-fourth Grammy Award, this time for lifetime achievement in music. Miles Davis died in 1991.