The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991

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University of Michigan Press, Jul 17, 2007 - Music - 534 pages

“Cole does for Miles’s late work what Ian MacDonald’s Revolution in the Head does for the Beatles, examining each album in meticulous detail.”
Time Out

“As with any good musical biography, Cole . . . made me think again about those albums such as Siesta, You’re Under Arrest, and The Man with the Horn that are now stashed in my attic.”
London Times

“In the flurry of books since [Miles Davis’s] death, none has dealt in depth with the music of this period. Music writer George Cole fills this gap. . . . a rich and rewarding read.”
—Gazette (Montreal)

“A fascinating book.”
Mojo

“A singular look into the last stage of Davis’s long, somewhat checkered career gained from various sources, which at the same time gives a picture of the modern music business.”
Midwest Book Review

“There are large chunks of fresh material here. . . . Fill[s] in quite a few gaps and dismisses blanket condemnations of [Miles’s] pop phase.”
Jazzwise

“Thank you for telling it like it was!”
—Randy Hall, singer and guitarist

“Very moving, emotional material.”
—Gordon Meltzer, Miles’s last road manager and executive producer of Doo-Bop

 

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Contents

References
470
Compilations
475
Tribute albums
483
The eighties music cover versions
485
Unreleased Miles the music in the vaults
486
Miless live repertoire 19811991
496
Miless band lineups 19811991
498
Miless album discography 19801991
502
Books and websites
511
Index
515
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About the author (2007)

George Cole was educated at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. He is a freelance music and technology journalist whose work has appeared in Music Week, Jazzwise, Financial Times, Sunday Times, Newsweek, Guardian, and other publications.

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