Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis, Volumes 1-2
Perseus Books Group, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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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Review: Milestones: The Music And Times Of Miles DavisUser Review - 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.
Review: Milestones: The Music And Times Of Miles DavisUser 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