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Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis
 
 
Author
Gregory Davis. Clark Terry, foreword.
Publisher Backbeat  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.15 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780879308759
Pages/Publication Date 176/2006
Daedalus Item Code 32797
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A warts-and-all look at the real Miles Davis as told by his son, this book strips away the public perception of Davis and gets down to the realities of his personality, his relationships, and his many quirks. Gregory Davis details this enigmatic superstar's Jekyll and Hyde behavior: his swings between sobriety and prodigious drug use; his tender family moments and destructive selfishness; his search for marital stability and obsession with young women; his exalted musical talent and ever-present personal demons. The author also delves into Davis's relationships with such artists as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane, as well as his role as a mentor to young musicians, his obsession with sports, the ups and downs of his career, and the family's turmoil over his final will.

"This book is a brilliant and engaging revelation of Miles' character through the recollections of his oldest son. It's a book about a legendary musician who was one of my closest friends, and a book that's second to none."óClark Terry

 
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