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Although the author acknowledges up front that there are a lot of gaps, there is still an undeniable continuity and understated authenticity to this (yet another) story of Miles'... Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Herbert L Calhoun
Miles was a deep guy, a musician's musician. This book is written by a musician with a lot of information that will mean more to musicians than lay readers. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Jon Norstog
Miles Davis was a musical trailblazer. His creations and style of music put him far from the mainstream, and set him apart from other great musicians, who abounded in the 1950',... Read morePublished on October 10, 2009 by Pugwash
I read Miles' autobiography in all of it's shocking and hysterical glory regarding his personal life. Read morePublished on December 31, 2006 by Mark
I had always been puzzled by the deification of Miles Davis. Yes, he was a good trumpet player and bandleader, but the idolization of him always baffled me. Read morePublished on August 7, 2006 by Howard Wexler
In a way this is really a review of some of the prior reviews, above; it's odd that so much bad writing on popular music and jazz gets so highly praised, and yet when a book of the... Read morePublished on June 9, 2006 by Allen Lowe
Yale jazz historian Szwed established his credentials with an excellent biography of jazz eccentric Sun Ra (Space Is the Place: The Life and Times of Sun Ra ). Read morePublished on January 29, 2006 by David Keymer
I've read most every book about Miles Davis. So I don't know why I was expecting to learn many new things from this book. Read morePublished on March 12, 2003 by Drak
Even though Szwed captures Miles Davis in a brutally honest light, it is easy to appreciate the co0llective work and capability that Miles Davis excercised during his lifetime. Read morePublished on February 3, 2003 by Amazon Customer