Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis, Quincy Troupe

Day twenty-three of African American nonfiction features Miles Davis' autobiography MILES. My dad was a Miles Davis fan so I grew up listening to his music. This one should give a great look into the world of one of the most renowned musicians of the twentieth century. Check out the book before you see the movie starring Don Cheadle. The movie is due to release April 2016. You can check out the movie trailer below. 

Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles Davis was one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. Here, Miles speaks out about his extraordinary life.

Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. He condemns the racism he encountered in the music business and in American society generally. And he discusses the 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 gave us some of the most exciting music of the twentieth century here gives us a compelling and fascinating autobiography, featuring a concise discography and thirty-two pages of photographs.

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