Bye Bye Blackbird: An Elegiac Suite for Miles Davis

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Ekstasis Editions, 2006 - Jazz - 114 pages
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Bye Bye Blackbird is a compelling and fresh approach to the story of Miles Davis, the man and the musician. Richard Stevenson writes like a true jazz fan, in poetic admiration for another artist, his imagination swelling with the music of jazz.
 

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Contents

The Death of William Birth
9
Little Willie Leapes 1947
15
ABitofLarkin
24
Tempus Fugit 1953 from Blue Note Volume Two
31
Walkin 1954
39
Saeta 1959 from Sketches of Spain
46
Filles de Kilimanjaro 1968
54
My Scars
59
Playin Second Fiddle
66
He Loved Him Madly 1974 from Get Up With It
75
In Concert 1977 The Philharmonic Hall New York
84
Mad At Miles
91
Live At Montreux With Quincy Jones
98
Heavy Metal Prelude and Heavy Metal
108
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About the author (2006)

Stevenson teaches and helps run a reading series, and occasionally performs his work with the jazz-poetry troupe Naked Ear and children's verse/jazz-rock roupe Sasquatch.

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