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. For the first time Miles talks about his five-year silence, 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 in general, 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.
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Full Of Life and Wisdom
I first read this in 1992 and loved it then. Revisited it with the audiobook this past couple of weeks and was even better than I remember. When Miles talks about music, his wisdom full-on applies to life as well. Great stories, really in-depth for the early part of his career as to the musicians he played with it. The narrator does a great job too in conveying Miles' attitude. One of my favourite books and def the best autobiography I've ever read (Mingus' is up there too, and Miles talking about Mingus is funny)