John Szwed So What: The Life of Miles Davis

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So What: The Life of Miles Davis

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Miles Davis was one of the crucial influences in the development of modern jazz. This book tells the story of Miles' childhood, his depressions and his relationship with heroin as well as the more familiar public career.

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John Szwed is Professor of Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University, and Director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of a number of books, including Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth, Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World and So What: The Life of Miles Davis.

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"Entertainment Weekly"

Fascinating....Szwed offers a thoughtful retelling of Davis' life.



Eric Nisenson

"Down Beat"

No writer has portrayed the complexity of Davis the man and the connection between that complexity and the music he played as well as Szwed does.



"Entertainment Weekly"Fascinating....Szwed offers a thoughtful retelling of Davis' life.

Eric Nisenson"Down Beat"No writer has portrayed the complexity of Davis the man and the connection between that complexity and the music he played as well as Szwed does.

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