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Miles Davis and American Culture
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Miles Davis and American Culture

A brilliant icon of cool, Miles Davis was one of the twentieth century's greatest artists. With such classic recordings as Kind of Blue, the East St. Louis trumpeter inspired artists, poets, and other musicians with his musical conception and mysterious persona. Miles Davis and American Culture examines Davis in cultural context. This new collection of essays explores the St. Louis jazz scene of Davis's youth; looks at East St. Louis's cultural history; and examines Miles and his relation to civil rights and the black avant-garde of the 1960s.

2001
240 pages, 50 ills.
ISBN: 1-883982-38-3, $19.95, paper
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