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Miles The Autobiography by Miles Davis


Miles The Autobiography by Miles Davis

Miles: The Autobiography, like the man himself, holds nothing back. He talks about his battles against drugs and racism, and discusses the many women in his life. But above all, Miles talks about music and musicians, including the legends he has played with over the years: Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Trane, Mingus and many others. The man who has given us the most exciting music of recent times has now given us a fascinating and compelling insight into his extraordinary life. 'An engrossing read fascinating insights into the cult phenomenon' Miles Copeland, Weekend Telegraph 'Magnificently truthful, action packed, raw and bleeding' Miles Kington, Independent 'Passionate, opinionated, unfettered ...What gives this book, and the man, their final weight and strength is that Davis's driving, almost possessed pursuit of his art. The passion to create is all, and let the world go hang itself' Herbert Kretzmer, Daily Mail


Ishmael Reed Superior jazz writing that ranks with that of the best practitioners of the art Clive Davis President, Arista Records [Miles] was and is the master, and his book is must reading for any student or fan of music. The Atlantic With Miles,

Davis proves to be his own most perceptive critic. Vanity Fair Scorching San Francisco Chronicle This is not just any book. As with everything else he has done, Davis's work as writer is likely to raise controversy. The book could well be subtitled Miles Tells All for this volume is crammed with juicy gossip about most of the key figures in modern jazz.

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Publication date

7th December 1990


Miles Davis

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Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan


432 pages


Autobiography: arts & entertainment



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