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Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991 Paperback – 1 Sep 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Billboard Books,U.S.; Reprint edition (1 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823083608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823083602
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 14.3 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,199,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Based on new research, as well as exclusive, first-hand recollections by over 50 musicians, partners, producers and artists, "Miles Beyond" offers hundreds of never-before-revealed facts, insights and revelations about Miles's remarkable artistic and personal life. Readers will discover a new perspective on Miles's working methods, as well as in in-depth, chronological understanding and analysis of the music produced from 1967 to 1991 - a period that's been both neglected and misunderstood.

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The first in-depth exploration and analysis of Miles Davis's controversial electric period, 1967-1991, and his unorthodox working methods. Based on new research as well as first-hand recollections by over 50 musicians, partners, producers, and artists, Miles Beyond offeres hundreds of never-before-revealed facts, insights, and revelations about Miles's remarkable artistic and personal life. Readers will discover new perspectives on Miles's approach to music, his spiritual awareness, his working methods, the impact he had on those around him, and his neglected and misunderstood electric music. Includes, from Miles discographer Enrico Merlin, the most detailed and complete discography compiled on Miles's music from 1967-1991. Features interviews with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Michael Henderson, Dave Liebman, James Mtume, Pete Cosey, Lenny White, Marguerite Eskridge, Marcus Miller, George Duke, Billy Cobham, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Robert Irving, Ricky Wellman, Adam Holzman, Jo Gelbard, and more.

Advance Praise:

"While reading, I felt so close to the man, that tears came to my eyes: 'My God, what a full life, in all its aspects.' I think Paul Tingen has written a fantastic book, and I'm very pleased by his sensitive and true version of Aura and the Copenhagen sessions." - PALLE MIKKELBORG, trumpeter and composer.

"An extraordinary book, brilliant in its conception and delivery, about one of the great musical geniuses of our times. Highly recommended." - KEN WILBER author of A Brief History of Everything; Sex, Ecology, Spirituality; and One Taste.

"Paul Tingen's engaging and well-researched book at last puts the spotlight on Miles Davis' scandalously neglected post-1970 music, and takes us inside that small group of musicians who changed jazz and pop music forever. Miles Beyond is a real contribution and a pleasure to read." - JOHN SZWED, professor of anthropology, African and African-American studies, music, and American studies at Yale University. Author of Jazz 101 : A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz and Space Is the Place : The Lives and Times of Sun Ra.

"Paul Tingen has done an extraordinary job in filling in the blanks and shedding new light on Miles's working methods during the volatile '70s while providing a detailed, track-by-track analysis of controversial recordings like Agharta, Pangaea, Live-Evil and On The Corner. I was gratified to read an assessment of Miles's most provocative and misunderstood phase by someone who really 'GETS IT.'" - BILL MILKOWSKI, contributor to Jazz Times; author of Jaco: The Extraordinary And Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius and Swing It! An Annotated History of Jive.

About the author:

Dutch-born Paul Tingen is based in California and Scotland. He has worked as a writer and journalist for musicians magazines across the world since 1986, and as a guitarist since the early '80s, initially as an electric player, the last decade writing and playing his own music on acoustic guitar. His debut CD, May The Road Rise To Meet You, was issued in 1997, and his second album, Metamorphosis, in 2001. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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