Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, and a very unlikely Mother Teresa all have walk-on parts in this engaging, intelligent, and often hilarious narrative. Miles to Go takes us from the small seedy jazz clubs that Davis frequented to the world tours, and then finally to Davis' triumphant return with his celebrated concerts at Lincoln Center in the early 1980s.
©2002 Chris Murphy; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Murphy portrays Miles as funny, loyal, and generous, but lonely and often depressed, struggling with the pressures of his career and chaotic personal life during what was a difficult era for a jazz musician." (Booklist)
Avoid this Miles Biography. Although it contains a few interesting stories, it is more about the author's brush with fame and his experiences and exploits. It is frustrating listening to his detailed stories about his sexual conquests, drug experiences and encounters with other artists which have nothing to do with Miles Davis. I listened to this because I am a fan of Miles Davis, not Chris Murphy. It is also very poorly written.
I regret buying this audio book.
When you want to step into the world of Miles this it he book that will take you right there.
The up close personal details of his daily life and the people he encountered over his years playing.
The feeling that "he" in fact was friends with Miles
The mystery of Miles
A labor of love. A personal tribute.
Miles testing him as the caretaker of the cocaine. Telling him to keep it and help himself, yet glad to discover he would not violate the trust.
Yes, and I did.
There were many sides to Miles. Just like there are many sides to everyone.
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