Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis

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Da Capo Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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This invaluable biography of trumpeter and jazz-bebop-fusion innovator Miles Davis (1926–1991) includes a substantial new introduction that for the first time details Davis’s turbulent last decade; the drawing and painting that became an additional creative outlet; the musical lows of his final “Freaky Deaky” years; the family warfare that has erupted over his last will and testament; and—in a long-awaited exposé—the truth behind Davis’s so-called Autobiography, the book that “borrowed” gigantic portions from Milestones and passed them off as Davis’s. Jack Chambers breaks his silence to discuss the extent of the “borrowing” and who was responsible. Here is the last word on the music and controversial life of Miles Davis.
  

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User Review  - Carlos Repuestodelatabla - Goodreads

Milestones I & II is the first bio I read of Miles, and I liked it a lot. It was detailed, accurate, exhaustive. It was more about his life than his music ( see Ian Carr's for more concentration on the music) but it was thorough and well written, easy to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Tom Hammer - Goodreads

I find that most biographies of musical greats tend to be obsequious love odes devoid of a true picture...not as bad as the self-serving bios, for the most part, but approaching that shade. Chambers ... Read full review

Contents

BOPLICITY
1
52nd Street Theme 19456
23
3
38
Ornithology 1947858
58
4
71
Move 19485090
90
MILES AHEAD
135
6
167
BIBLIOGRAPHY319
319
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii
351
So Near So Far 19634 51
51
11
76
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down 19689 135
135
PANGAEA
177
Sivad Selim 19725 233
233
Shhh 197581 283
283

Walkin 19545
180
7
200
CookhY 19557
215
8
253
Fran Dance 19589
270
1981 and After 308
308
So What?
363
bibliography
381
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About the author (1998)

Jack Chambers, the author of several books, lives in Canada, where he is professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto.

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