The Miles Davis Reader

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Frank Alkyer, Ed Enright, Jason Koransky
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2007 - Music - 354 pages
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(Book). DownBeat magazine (est. 1939), the bible of "jazz, blues, and beyond," proudly launches the first book in its DownBeat Hall of Fame Series. DownBeat has documented Miles Davis's career like no other journal in the world. From Davis's first DownBeat interview in 1950 to his death in 1991, the magazine captured each nuance and phase of his career through cover stories, features, news items, and reviews. This book is a long-overdue compilation of everything DownBeat magazine has written about Miles Davis, a book packed with glimpses into the artist's career as it happened from the polite young trumpeter making a name for himself, to the bombastic innovator, to the near mythic legend. It's a must-read for anyone interested in perhaps the most enigmatic and enduring star in jazz history.
 

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The Miles Davis Reader: Interviews and Features from DownBeat Magazine (Downbeat Hall of Fame)

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Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006, trumpeter Davis was a leading figure in the jazz world. These articles, written over a period of 60 years, explore both his ... Read full review

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I had the opportunity in the early 60's (I believe 1962) at the Black Hawk Jazz Club to photograph, Art Farmer, Miles Davis Trio, and Gerry Mulligan. They are great photo's, but over the years I've been trying to confirm the actual date they were there. I did these sessions at 3 different times.
I'm 84 and dates 50 + years ago do slip my memory.
I know the Black Hawk closed in 1963, I'm sure it was not 1963, in Jan 1964 I joined the San Francisco Police dept. I'm quite sure it was not when I was with the Police.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME.
These are absolutely great photos, I've been retired for 27 years, and I've resonated these photos have been displaying them in several Galleries in our local area. They are Black and White and I do them in Sepia, and this works well, I've also done several in Sepia on canvas, it makes a great gift.
What I'm trying to do is locate some living relatives so I can give them a copy,
Yes I have a condition, it is that they send me a letter confirming the picture were received and it is a very nice memory!
I've always wanted to give each of these artist a copy, but I could never find them, and there was no google! Believe me if I was not so young and dumb then I would have gone to the record company and see if they would look at them for an album cover, they ware that good.
Sincerely
Robert Sleadd
Inspector retired SFPD
Retired chief Warrant 4 USAR
 

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