Miles Lib/E: The Autobiography

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About the Author
Miles Davis was a legendary jazz trumpeter and bandleader who shaped the direction of jazz in the mid-twentieth century. He died in 1991.
Dion Graham is an award-winning narrator named a "Golden Voice" by AudioFile magazine. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Audie Award numerous times, as well as Earphones Awards, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards, IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, and the ALA Odyssey Award. He was nominated in 2015 for a Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Narration. He is also a critically acclaimed actor who has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. He is a graduate of Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts, with an MFA degree in acting.
Quincy Troupe is a professor of literature at the University of California San Diego and the author of thirteen books. Two of his books, Miles: The Autobiography and Snake-Back Solos, have won the American Book Award. He also wrote Avalanche, Choruses, James Baldwin: The Legacy, and Take it to the Hoop, Magic Johnson. In 2002, he was named Poet Laureate of the State of California by the California Arts Council.

Superior jazz writing that ranks with that of the best practitioners of the art.

-- "Ishmael Reed"

This is not just any book. As with everything else he has done, Davis's work as writer is likely to raise controversy. The book could well be subtitled 'Miles Tells All' for this volume is crammed with juicy gossip about most of the key figures in modern jazz.

-- "San Francisco Chronicle"

This is not just any book...This volume is crammed with juicy gossip about most of the key figures in modern jazz.

-- "San Francisco Chronicle"

With Miles, Davis proves to be his own most perceptive critic.

-- "Atlantic"

[Miles] was and is the master, and his book is must reading for any student or fan of music.

-- "Clive Davis, president of Arista Records"

Dion Graham mimics the raspy, gravelly voice of jazz great Miles Davis to perfection...This epic story of one of the world's greatest musicians intrigues and engrosses from first page to last, greatly aided by the sure talents of Graham.

-- "AudioFile"

In this compelling oral history of the life of the legendary and creative jazz trumpeter, Graham channels Davis in a reading that is so natural and true that we feel as if we are hearing the story from Davis himself...The emphasis is on the music, and the narrative leaves no doubt about Davis' genius and his ability to adapt to changes and perform at the top of his skills. Graham's stellar performance of this 1989 biography will captivate.

-- "Booklist (starred audio review)"