Running the Voodoo Down: The Electric Music of Miles Davis

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(Book). This book reassesses Miles Davis' "electric period" and analyzes its continuing influence on contemporary music. While jazz purists often revile this phase which encompasses the entire second half of his career, from 1967 until his death in 1991 this book takes a new, appreciative look at this music and shows its importance to Davis' career and to jazz as a whole. The author also reveals surprising connections between Davis, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, particularly the ways they fed each other's creativity. This book will stir up the

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Overview

(Book). This book reassesses Miles Davis' "electric period" and analyzes its continuing influence on contemporary music. While jazz purists often revile this phase which encompasses the entire second half of his career, from 1967 until his death in 1991 this book takes a new, appreciative look at this music and shows its importance to Davis' career and to jazz as a whole. The author also reveals surprising connections between Davis, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, particularly the ways they fed each other's creativity. This book will stir up the longtime debate about this important music and give Davis' legions of fans refreshing insights into his work.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780879308285
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/9/2005
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 800,519
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Posted November 29, 2014

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    I have found this book very useful in deciding what Davis fusion

    I have found this book very useful in deciding what Davis fusion albums to purchase. Philip Freeman also evaluates some of the recordings of Davis sidemen and disciples.The book is a series of essays on different aspects of his post 1969 career. At the end Freeman includes a list of all the recordings he listened to to write the book. Although aspects of his life are touched on, this is a book about the music of Miles Davis , not the man.

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