Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography by Ian Carr

By Ian Carr

Publish 12 months note: First released September 1st 1982

This exhaustively researched, revised version of Ian Carr's vintage biography throws new mild on Davis' lifestyles and profession: from the early days in manhattan with Charlie Parker; to the delivery of Cool; via his drug dependancy within the early Fifties and the years of amazing achievements (1954-1960), in which he signed with Columbia and collaborated with such unequaled skills as John Coltrane, invoice Evans, Wynton Kelly and Cannonball Adderly. Carr additionally explores Davis' darkish, reclusive interval (1975-1980), providing firsthand debts of his descent into dependancy, in addition to his dramatic go back to lifestyles and song.

Carr has talked with the folks who knew Miles and his track most sensible together with invoice Evans, Joe Zawinul, Keith Jarrett, and Jack DeJohnette, and has carried out interviews with Ron Carter, Max Roach, John Scofield and others.

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