Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis

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Miles: The Autobiography Read Online Free - For more than forty years Miles Davis has been in the front rank of American music. Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles is one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. The subject of several biographies, now Miles speaks out himself 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 has encountered in the music business and in American society generally. 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.

The man who has given us some of the most exciting music of the past few decades has now given us a compelling and fascinating autobiography, featuring a concise discography and thirty-two pages of photographs.

Title : Miles: The Autobiography
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ISBN : 0671725823
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 448 pages


Books Ring Mah Bell rated it ★★★★☆

March 03, 2008

****Bad words ahead!!! stop reading now if you get your panties in a bunch around "naughty words". **** If foul language offends you, DO NOT pick up this book. If you could give a shit, pick it up and enjoy! one motherfucking good read! -read it with a glass of wine and some miles playing in the back...

Ben rated it ★★★★★

June 09, 2009

i won't say this is the absolute best book i've ever read, but it sure is a motherfucker, as miles would probably say if he were here. though actually he'd probably just punch me in the face for saying that and tell me to come up with my own shit to say, instead of copying him and trying to look...

Ethan rated it ★★★★★

February 21, 2009

An absolute must for musicians and fans. I would think this autobiography would be interesting for anyone just based on the insight into such a magnificent cultural era(s) in our country but I am biased because I love Miles and his work. The narrative really reads like you are being spoken to in...

Nate rated it ★★★★★

September 12, 2015

A long, rambling epic that careens between stuff like Miles breaking down in surprising depth the multiple jazz zeitgeists he was involved in and Miles uncomfortably sitting in the back of a car with Charlie "Bird" Parker and a prostitute while Bird simultaneously gets his dick sucked and eats ch...

Stephen rated it ★★★★★

April 04, 2016

Sitting across from me he continues telling me about his life. I don’t particularly like him or find him interesting, at least not as interesting as he finds himself. Laying a line of cocaine on the tabletop, he snorts it then orders another drink. There is one exception which has and still runs...

Ben rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2012

This is one of the most inspiring musician biographies I've ever read, and I'm not a rabid Miles fan. It's good in the same way the recent Keith Richards autobiography is good - because it's a book about music by a guy who loves music, has played a lot of music and knows a lot about music. Also,...

Ian rated it ★★★★★

March 31, 2015

"Some kind of happiness is measured out in Miles."

Declan rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 22, 2016

Was Miles Davis a devotee of the OULIPO movement? Given his stated disinclination to read books it may be unlikely, but it does seem that he set himself an OULIPOian constraint when dictating the material that was shaped into book form by Quincy Troupe. The constraint was to describe every person...

Andre rated it ★★★★★

January 17, 2015

What a treat. I waited far too long to read this book, but I finally did and have been richly rewarded. I now have this book as the 2nd best biography I have ever read. For those who are interested in the first, it is Arthur Ashe. But Miles came damn close to challenging for that number one spot....

Columbus rated it ★★★★★

December 25, 2014

Quite simply, this is one of the best autobiographies you will ever read. It's just a real honest look at a musical genius who gives it all to you Straight, No Chaser (referencing Thelonious Monk) with all of the warts and flaws included. If you thought you knew everything about Miles Davis you mi...

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