Miles on Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis (Musicians in Their Own Words) (Paperback)
Gathering the 30 most vital Miles Davis interviews—on his music, his life, and his philosophy—this collection reveals the jazz icon as a complex and contradictory man, secretive at times but extraordinarily revealing at others. Miles was not only a musical genius, but an enigma, and nowhere else was he so compelling, exasperating, and entertaining as he was in his interviews, which vary from polite to outrageous, from straight-ahead to contrarian. Many were conducted by leading journalists like Leonard Feather, Stephen Davis, Ben Sidran, Mike Zwerin, and Nat Hentoff; while others have never before been printed, and are newly transcribed from radio and television shows—making this the definitive source for anyone wanting to really encounter the legend in print.
Paul Maher Jr. is the author of Tom Waits on Tom Waits, Jack Kerouac’s American Journey, and Kerouac: His Life and Work. He lives in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Michael K. Dorr is a poet, playwright, editor, former publisher, and founder of LitPub, Ink, a literary agency. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Here is Miles Davis's less familiar voice, his speaking voice. . . . Maher and Dorr gather together Davis's greatest hits in Q & A, and they make compelling reading." —Jack Chambers, author, Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis
"Most worthy . . . illustrative." —Jazztimes
"Effectively portrays what the editors call the 'myriad mirrors to his life.'" —Sacramento News & Review
"Miles [presented] in all his glory . . . fascinating." —popmatters.com
"Provides startling insight." —Star Tribune
"[A] telling book…gripping from beginning to end. You will not be able to put it down." —examiner.com
"Everybody should read at least one book about Davis' life and music, and Miles on Miles is the perfect place to start." —Winston-Salem Journal