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The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991

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"Very moving, emotional material."
-Gordon Meltzer, Miles's last road manager and executive producer of the Doo-Bop album

"An important book."
-Brian Priestley, jazz pianist, critic, reviewer, and co-author of The Rough Guide to Jazz

"Bravo! Thank you for telling it like it was!"
-Randy Hall, singer/guitarist

"George Cole's writing, his choice of references, his descriptions of
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Hardcover, 534 pages
Published March 16th 2005 by University of Michigan Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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This is interesting because it is, or was when I read it, the only book to focus on the last decade of Miles. Not even the 70s experiments, but the stuff Miles did after his 5 year hibernation. It's a labour of love from someone who had never heard earlier Miles, so it is unique and a fresh perspective. A book for the initiated, but anyone who is deeply into Miles should read this.
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Shelves: biography, jazz
I think it's fair to say that I've read quite a bit on the music of Miles Davis. I've been listening to his music for almost 30 years. My introduction to his music was the albums he made in the 80s. Also all the concerts I saw him play were in that time as well. As I grew more familiar with all of the music he recorded, I listened to the 80s stuff less and less. This was a good book for me, because it made me listen to that eras albums again. If you are interested in the music of Miles Davis, th ...more
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