Miles Beyond

Miles Beyond

The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991

Book - 2001
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One of the 20th-century's authentic musical geniuses, Miles Davis was aioneer of such jazz styles as cool, hardbop, and the fusion of orchestralusic and jazz in his work with arranger Gil Evans. Yet, when he made hisoldest move in the late 1960s and began to experiment with rock and Africanusic, giving birth to what became known as "fusion" or "jazz-rock", Davislienated many of his jazz fans.;This biography offers an in-depthxploration of Miles Davis's controversial electric period and the violentplit of sentiment that it produced within the jazz community. Based onesearch, both primary material and first-hand recollections by over 50usicians, partners, producers and artists, author Paul Tingen offers facts,nsights and stories about Miles's remarkable artistic and personal life. Inoing so, he provides a perspective on Miles's working methods as well as ann-depth analysis of the music, in historical order, offering annderstanding of the development of Miles's music from 1967 to 1991, a periodhat has been both neglected and misunderstood.;Among those interviewed are
Publisher: New York : Billboard Books, 2001.
ISBN: 9780823083466
Branch Call Number: 780.92 D263t
Characteristics: 352 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 17, 2013

This has helped me to listen more closely to Miles' music, to hear more precisely what is going on, and to understand where he was taking music.

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