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So What The Life of Miles Davis

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Is in these two areas the musical history and clear explication of the different styles of jazz and the honest portrayal of the artist as monsterI styles of jazz and the honest portrayal of the artist as monsterI have been happy with a little critical take on Miles s last fifteen years when he pretty much phoned it in and also won a handful of grammys further proof that the grammy of Grammys further proof that the Grammy a joke But my biggest complaint is that the book fails to adeuately explain what happened during the most critical phase of Miles s life One minute he s a junkie has been struggling to get clean and put t This is a great book I haven t Essays One read any of the other existing autobiographies or books about Davis so I don t have much to compare to but the thoroughesearch and detail of analysis and Femmes, si vous saviez... : 83 questions-rponses, hormones, mnopause, ostoporose reference to other works makes it worthwhileIt s a book that looks at the artist and the man and how art or the creation of art and life are extremely intertwined and. Ge says Szwed was the driving force in both Davis' life and music as uickly as he established a new direction in his music and a new identity he wouldadically The Kaya-Girl reinvent both He seemed to thrive on close musicalelationships playing with jazz greats from Charlie Parker to John Coltrane and working with Dizzy Gillespie Sonny Rollins Wayne Shorter composer Gil Evans among others and yet the enduring image of Davis is of a lone figure turning his back on the audience. I suppose my opinions of this would be different if I had ead other miles bios before eading this it was thorough but full of impressions than facts and I liked it for that This is the second time I ve ead this book The first was in college Of all the Davis bios I ve ead this is my favorite especially now that I m much familiar with his entire body of work Szwed presents a complete picture of the man warts and all You ead about the drugs his mistreatment of women his ignoring of his family and so much You also gain insight into his works his musical explorations his painting If you have any interest in Miles Davis at all skip the autobiography and start with this book My uest to learn a little about jazz continued with this biography of Miles Davis And yes I learned a ton about the music I also learned that Davis was a monumental asshole The strength of the biography. Musical genius visionary artist enigma than ten years after his death Miles Davis still looms large as a cultural icon In this the first new biography since Davis' death John Szwed draws on various archives and never before published interviews with those who knew him to produce the ichest and most evealing portrait of archives and never before published interviews with those who knew him to produce the ichest and most evealing portrait of Davis to date The shy son of a dentist the ichest and most evealing portrait of Davis to date The shy son of a dentist Illinois Miles Dewey Davis III would go through several transformations before becoming the image of cool Chan. ,
Interwoven Of particular value I found is an interlude chapter where
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chapter where the author takes a break the conventional chronological biography structure to have an in depth look at the sound that Davis produced with his instrument and how the creation of that sound is what Davis kept aiming at for all his years of change You don t have to be a musician to aiming at for all his years of change You don t have to be a musician to this book although you will get out of it if you are it may have on of the best explanation of modes in jazz I ever ead I have been listening to Miles Davis music for over 20 years and after eading this I am looking at this ecordings with a completely enewed and efreshed perspective A must for the fans A well written book that devotes eual space to Miles as a person and Miles as a musicianThe person is troubled but the musician is a genius I love the music but not sure I can forgive him for punching John Coltrane. He was at the peak of his career having achieved star status when he withdrew from the spotlight spending years as a ecluse These seeming contradictions fueled the myths surrounding the man but Szwed's insights into Davis' personality and artistic creativity shed new light on his life from his turbulent elationships to his drug use and mysterious last days Elegantly written and carefully esearched So What is the authoritative life of an artist who was always ahead of his time.

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