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The Miles Davis Reader: Interviews and Features from DownBeat Magazine
     

The Miles Davis Reader: Interviews and Features from DownBeat Magazine

by Frank Alkyer, Ed Enright (Editor), Jason Koransky (Editor)
 

(Book). DownBeat magazine (est. 1939), the bible of "jazz, blues, and beyond," proudly launches the first book in its DownBeat Hall of Fame Series. DownBeat has documented Miles Davis's career like no other journal in the world. From Davis's first DownBeat interview in 1950 to his death in 1991, the magazine captured each nuance and phase of his career through

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(Book). DownBeat magazine (est. 1939), the bible of "jazz, blues, and beyond," proudly launches the first book in its DownBeat Hall of Fame Series. DownBeat has documented Miles Davis's career like no other journal in the world. From Davis's first DownBeat interview in 1950 to his death in 1991, the magazine captured each nuance and phase of his career through cover stories, features, news items, and reviews. This book is a long-overdue compilation of everything DownBeat magazine has written about Miles Davis, a book packed with glimpses into the artist's career as it happened from the polite young trumpeter making a name for himself, to the bombastic innovator, to the near mythic legend. It's a must-read for anyone interested in perhaps the most enigmatic and enduring star in jazz history.

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Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006, trumpeter Davis was a leading figure in the jazz world. These articles, written over a period of 60 years, explore both his career and his personal life, with pieces on his arrest in New York and his marriage to actress Cicely Tyson.


—Ann Burns

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423430766
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Series:
Hall of Fame Series
Pages:
356

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