The Last Miles

The Last Miles

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a€œCole does for Milesa€™s late work what Ian MacDonalda€™s Revolution in the Head does for the Beatles, examining each album in meticulous detail.a€ a€”Time Out a€œAs with any good musical biography, Cole . . . made me think again about those albums such as Siesta, Youa€™re Under Arrest, and The Man with the Horn that are now stashed in my attic.a€ a€”London Times a€œIn the flurry of books since [Miles Davisa€™s] death, none has dealt in depth with the music of this period. Music writer George Cole fills this gap. . . . a rich and rewarding read.a€ a€”Gazette (Montreal) a€œA fascinating book.a€ a€”Mojo a€œA singular look into the last stage of Davisa€™s long, somewhat checkered career gained from various sources, which at the same time gives a picture of the modern music business.a€ a€”Midwest Book Review a€œThere are large chunks of fresh material here. . . . Fill[s] in quite a few gaps and dismisses blanket condemnations of [Milesa€™s] pop phase.a€ a€”Jazzwise a€œThank you for telling it like it was!a€ a€”Randy Hall, singer and guitarist a€œVery moving, emotional material.a€ a€”Gordon Meltzer, Milesa€™s last road manager and executive producer of Doo-BopHall also recalls that it was hard getting Miles into the studio: aquot;I think for the first few times we went in, he was ... When Miles finally did return to the studio and play some horn, it soon became clear why he had been so reluctant to do so.

Title:The Last Miles
Author:George Cole
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 2007-07-17


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