Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991

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Billboard Books, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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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

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Review: Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Amazing and reverent look at Miles late electric period. Definitely opens a whole new look at this most understood music. Read full review

Review: Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991

User Review  - Jake Cole - Goodreads

As a student journalist, I was overwhelmed at the sheer level of research and access Paul Tingen put into this critical biography of Miles Davis' most overlooked years. His book contains the amount of ... Read full review

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Paul Tingen is a Scotland-based music journalist who has written for publications in the US, UK, Japan, and Australia for over 14 years.

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