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    Miles Davis: The Complete Illustrated History (Voyageur Press) (Paperback) Contributions by Ashley Kahn, Contributions by Sonny Rollins, Contributions by Bill Cosby, Contributions by Herbie Hancock, Contributions by George Wein, Contributions by Robin D. G. Kelley, Contributions by Francis Davis

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    DescriptionHere is the illustrated history of Miles Davis, the world's most popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and musical visionary. Davis is one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figures in the history of music. He's been at the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz-rock fusion, and remains the favorite and best-selling jazz artist ever, beloved worldwide. He's also a fascinating character--moody, dangerous, brilliant. His story is phenomenal, including tempestous relationships with movie stars, heroin addictions, police busts, and more; connections with other jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, John McLaughlin, and many others; and later fusion ventures that outraged the worlds of jazz and rock. Written by an all-star team, including Sonny Rollins, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Lenny White, Greg Tate, Ashley Kahn, Robin D. G. Kelley, Francis Davis, George Wein, Vincent Bessieres, Gerald Early, Nate Chinen, Nalini Jones, Dave Liebman, Garth Cartwright, and more.


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    Title
    Miles Davis
    Subtitle
    The Complete Illustrated History
    Authors and contributors
    Contributions by Ashley Kahn, Contributions by Sonny Rollins, Contributions by Bill Cosby, Contributions by Herbie Hancock, Contributions by George Wein, Contributions by Robin D. G. Kelley, Contributions by Francis Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,406 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760342626
    ISBN 10: 0760342628
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, AVH
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AVGJ
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    Libri: ENGM4300
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    Abridged Dewey: 781
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS025000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: JAZZ1000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 788.92165092
    LC classification: ML419.D39 M52 2012
    Illustrations note
    400 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Publication date
    19 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Stillwater
    Author Information
    Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living saxophonists, famous for honing his chops practicing on the Brooklyn Bridge. He first recorded with Miles Davis in 1951. Comedian Bill Cosby has been a jazz fan since way back when. Keyboardist Herbie Hancock joined Miles Davis' second great quintet in 1963 and played a starring role in redefining the jazz rhythm section and launching the post-bop sound. Jazz promoter and producer George Wein is one of the world's most famous jazz impresarios and the most important non-player in jazz history. He is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. Ashley Kahn has written books on the making of two major jazz albums, "Kind of Blue "by Miles Davis and "A Love Supreme" by John Coltrane, as well as a history of Impulse Records. Robin D. G. Kelley is the author of the landmark biography "Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original." Francis Davis is the jazz critic for "The Village Voice, "a contributing editor for "The Atlantic Monthly," and author of numerous books on jazz and the blues.
    Review quote
    "One could spend hours with this coffee table book and never get bored." - "L.A. Jazz Scene"
    Back cover copy
    Here is the illustrated history of Miles Davis, the world's most popular jazz trumpeter. As a composer, bandleader, and musical visionary, Davis remains one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figures in the history of music. He's been at the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz-rock fusion, and remains the favorite and best-selling jazz artist ever. "Miles is great. I still have the same opinion of him now as when I first heard him. He was a seeker, which was evident starting from his early work with Charlie Parker."--Sonny Rollins "Miles' primary goal was to encourage all of us to contribute to the development of the sound of that band. It was incredible that this great musician had the balls to let us go that far just because we chose to, and we felt totally comfortable making that kind of commitment professionally on the stage with Miles as our leader."--Herbie Hancock "Miles was the person we copied the most: the way he dressed, the way he acted, the way he was, just being cool. If you had a stack of eleven LPs and you were going to go to do this young lady's house and you had to ride public transportation, you would put on the same clothes Miles wore, or as close as you could. And on top of the stack so people could see it, you would put Miles' latest LP. That's how important he was to us."--Bill Cosby Welcome to an all-star tribute to Miles, including interviews and recollections from Sonny Rollins, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Lenny White, Greg Tate, Ashley Kahn, Robin D. G. Kelley, Francis Davis, George Wein, Vincent Bessieres, Gerald Early, Nate Chinen, Nalini Jones, Dave Liebman, Garth Cartwright, and more. Plus there are photographs from the archives of Francis Wolff, William Gottlieb, Bob Willoughby, William "PoPsie" Randolph, Lynn Goldsmith, and more.
    Flap copy
    Among the contributors: Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living saxophonists, famous for honing his chops practicing on the Brooklyn Bridge. He first recorded with Miles Davis in 1951. Comedian Bill Cosby has been a jazz fan since way back when. Keyboardist Herbie Hancock joined Miles Davis' second great quintet in 1963 and played a starring role in redefining the jazz rhythm section and launching the post-bop sound. Jazz promoter and producer George Wein is one of the world's most famous jazz impresarios and the most important non-player in jazz history. He is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. Ashley Kahn has written books on the making of two major jazz albums, "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis and "A Love Supreme" by John Coltrane, as well as a history of Impulse Records. Robin D. G. Kelley is the author of the landmark biography "Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original." Francis Davis is the jazz critic for "The Village Voice, "a contributing editor for "The Atlantic Monthly," and author of numerous books on jazz and the blues. Garth Cartwright is a regular writer for "The Guardian," "The Sunday Times," and the BBC. He is the author of "Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians" and "More Miles Than Money: Journeys Through American Music."