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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Scottish music critic Tingen examines the controversial second half of Miles Davis's career, when he performed with electric bands.One of the household names of jazz, Davis virtually invented the ... Read full review

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Several fine Davis biographies have appeared over the past few years, mostly ignoring or downplaying much of the music discussed here by Tingen, a music journalist based in Scotland and California ... 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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