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Newport Jazz Festival 2013

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Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management
Fort Adams State Park
jny: Newport, RI
August 4, 2013

“What do you want to hear?" Roy Haynes' booming voice asked the audience. Wearing white satin pants and a tangerine shirt, he strolled across the stage and made his way toward the drum kit. Amid varied ...


Dark Magus: The Jekyll And Hyde Life Of Miles Davis

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Dark Magus: The Jekyll And Hyde Life Of Miles Davis
Gregory Davis
Hardcover; 224 pages
ISBN: 0879308753
Backbeat Books

The pitch for this new book about Miles Davis, written by his eldest son, makes bold promises. Reading Gregory Davis on his iconic father will, we ...


Gregory Davis: Son of Miles

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Just when we thought it might have been done sufficiently. John Szwed's excellent So What: The Life of Miles Davis (Simon & Schuster, 2002) stands alongside Ian Carr's Miles: The Definitive Biography (Harper & Collins, 1998) and, of course, Miles' own book with Quincy Troupe, Miles: The Autobiography (Simon & Schuster, 1989) as the best books ...