cool summer reads: jack chambers’ milestones-the music and times of miles davis

 

considering the many related posts, you may have figured out by now, that i love me some miles.  maybe love is too weak a word? ahem.

anyhoo, this epic read leaves no milestone(sorry) unturned, no matter how much funk might be growing underneath. so authoritatively researched in fact, that miles himself apparently burgled it considerably for his now infamous autobiography. seriously. but at that point ol’ miles was a wee bit shall we say, indisposed concerning his own life. ie. so fucked up, that at one point he ran into an elevator and screamed at the women standing there “bitch, what the fuck are you doing in my car!?!?” yikes. maybe it was time to start hitting nothing harder than herbal tea. so yeah, perhaps davis needed a touch of help remembering the details.

pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about miles, the times and the amazing gaggle of talent therein.

a shim xxx-tra: while this album definitely deserves your undivided attention, it is also an excellent companion (and not a bad flik, either) to the above:

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