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by Ian Carr

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ISBN:
0756783755
Author:
Ian Carr
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Diane Pub Co (August 30, 1998)
Pages:
658 pages
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1247 kb
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1610 kb
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1171 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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Carr very thoroughly charts Miles' health problems and Ian Carr's MILES DAVIS: The Definitive Biography is one of the more meticulous lives of the great jazz innovator

Carr very thoroughly charts Miles' health problems and Ian Carr's MILES DAVIS: The Definitive Biography is one of the more meticulous lives of the great jazz innovator. Published first in 1982, it was thoroughly revised in 1998 to cover Miles' final years as well as shed greater light on his entire career.

For the guitarist, see Ian Carr (guitarist). He also wrote biographies of musicians Keith Jarrett and Miles Davis. This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Carr performed and recorded with the Rendell-Carr quintet and jazz-rock band Nucleus, and was an associate professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

on record, and drew to his band such unequalled talents as John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly and Cannonball Adderly.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography. Carr has not merely updated but substantially overhauled and enhanced his earlier life story of musician Miles Davis (Miles Davis: A Biography, LJ 9/1/82), already a fine biography. This new work charts Davis's musical career up to his death in 1991 and includes new interviews with jazz greats such as Max Roach and Bill Evans. Using a mixture of lay and technical terms, this often-riveting examination provides a balanced assessment of the importance of Davis to the world of music, particularly jazz.

Nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Davis was a major force in the jazz world, as both a trumpet player and a bandleader. He is considered one of the top.

Nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Davis was a major force in the jazz world, as both a trumpet player and a bandleader Nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Davis revolutionized jazz as a musician, bandleader and composer.

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Ian Carr, a Scottish-born trumpeter who, like his formidable influence, Miles Davis, was an early practitioner of jazz-rock fusion and later repaid his artistic debt by writing Davis’s biography, died on Feb. 25 in London. He was 75. The cause was complications after pneumonia and a series of mini-strokes, Alyn Shipton, Mr. Carr’s biographer, said in an e-mail message. An obituary on the Web site iancarrsnucleus. net - dedicated to the music of Mr. Carr and the band, Nucleus, which he founded nearly 40 years ago - said that Mr. Carr had Alzheimer’s disease.

Ian Carr was born in Scotland, brought up in the north of England and educated at Kings College, Newcastle upon Tyne. He became a professional musician, playing trumpet, flugel horn and keyboards, and has made numerous recordings. He has made many broadcasts for jazz programmes for BBC Radio 3 and has written for the BBC Music Magazine since its inception in 1992. Ian Carr is the author of Music Outside (1973) and Keith Jarrett, the Man and his Music (1991). Country of Publication.

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  • Rocky Basilisk
good book
  • Tejora
Ian Carr goes into a lot of detail about shows, recording, and personnel, especially when talking about Miles's later years (when Carr personally attended shows and conducted at least one interview). Carr does fawn maybe a bit too much over later albums, but this is a very solid, well-researched book. It's much, much more about the music than about Miles's personal life; those looking for gossip will be mostly disappointed.
  • Dianantrius
well written--really about the music and his evolution--not gossipy
it is a lot of pages but worth reading every one
i loved this book and have given two as gifts
  • Fenritaur
Just getting into this bio on one of the jazz superstars, Loving every page so far. Author doing a good job with the difficulty in getting into the subject.
  • Hellstaff
Great read for everybody.
  • Simple fellow
Bought it for my Dad.
He loved it.
  • roternow
He may be on his way out of my family. He didn't say so
and I heard he liked it. Maybe that's why he's on his way
out. Maybe he is being grandiose - not at all the spirit of
Miles Davis!

Mali
This book was very disapointing. It is a great book if you understand all the musical terms. Cords, etc. However, the story I wanted to read was about Miles.
For example, the author writes about Miles and states that "by now Miles was having trouble with his legs." Then goes on to discuss his band. WHAT happened? The book was so hard to get through I put it down.