Miles Davis, and jazz as religion : the politics of social music culture /

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Lexington, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.,, Lanham, Maryland, United States, p.xxi, 189 pages : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00799208, (OCoLC)fst00982205, African American jazz musicians., Biography., fast, History and criticism., Jazz, Jazz musicians, Jazz musicians., Religious aspects., Trumpet players


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- The Evolution of Miles Davis's Social Music -- The Start : Of Youth and Old Music Men -- Band Members : Turning Ideas into Music -- The Art of Stage Presence -- Of Missed Notes and Technique -- The Man and His Horn -- Of Spanish Music, Cool Jazz, and Style -- Of Politics and Civil Rights -- The Meaning of His Blues -- Europe or Bust : Concerts and Touring -- In Love with Paris -- The Twilight of Avant-Garde -- Fusion : The Heart of the Matter -- Drugs and Retirement -- The Catalytic Return -- Transformations -- The New Music -- Of Critics and Jazz Purists -- Montreux and Death -- After an Ending -- In a Quiet Way -- Conclusion"This book is about the late Miles Davis and his life as a Black musician. Davis was unquestionably the most important jazz man during his era. This work also explores the spirituality of jazz or "social music," as it relates to the music genre and Miles Davis"--