Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography by Ian Carr

By Ian Carr

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Publish 12 months note: First released September 1st 1982
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This exhaustively researched, revised version of Ian Carr's vintage biography throws new mild on Davis' existence and occupation: from the early days in ny with Charlie Parker; to the delivery of Cool; via his drug dependancy within the early Fifties and the years of striking 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), supplying firsthand bills of his descent into dependancy, in addition to his dramatic go back to lifestyles and track.

Carr has talked with the folks who knew Miles and his track top 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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Miles Davis Miles's mother wanted him to go to Fisk University, which had a very good music department, but he managed to get his father's permission to enrol at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. His father paid his tuition fees and gave him an allowance. From the moment he arrived in New York in September 1944, Miles Davis found himself living a 'Jekyll and Hyde' existence. Officially, he was enrolled at Juilliard, an institution that taught established Western musical forms and techniques.

Miles Davis Miles's mother wanted him to go to Fisk University, which had a very good music department, but he managed to get his father's permission to enrol at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. His father paid his tuition fees and gave him an allowance. From the moment he arrived in New York in September 1944, Miles Davis found himself living a 'Jekyll and Hyde' existence. Officially, he was enrolled at Juilliard, an institution that taught established Western musical forms and techniques.

Just before Miles left Charlie Parker's quintet, the group made a broadcast from the Roost and were heard by a much wider audience. It was at the Roost, too, that Miles first led his own groups after leaving Parker. Meanwhile, he had been branching out restlessly, playing on his own as a soloist and with other musicians around New York. He worked with saxophonist Sonny Rollins on several occasions, becoming firm friends with him. Miles also gigged with bassist Oscar Pettiford, and may well have played with John Coltrane around this time.

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