Re: [thewire] Re: miles davis bio
- Chuck Marcus wrote:
>+++ I have also read nearly all these books as well -
> Last year I read through a number of MD bios and here's a brief outline:
> ** Miles Davis : the definitive biography / Ian Carr. In-depth discussion on his recordings.
and I agree with most of Chucks opinions, but I think he
sells the Carr book short with this description.
The Carr book was originally printed about 15 yrs ago,
this one I did not read. But the new updated one from
a year or so ago - is more than just music. He gets
into the life and times of Miles very well I thought
and I felt it was fairly definitive with the exception of Miles
own book of course.
the Jack Chambers book is also cool, but is much more
about just the music, sessions, etc
Carr presents a wide scope on Miles with of course
a close look at the music. It would be my first
choice to suggest besides Miles own book.