Miles Davis and American Culture
by Gerald L. Early
Publication Date: Jun 01, 2001
List Price: $19.95
Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Imprint: Missouri History Museum Press
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Parent Company: University of Chicago
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Miles Davis and American Culture examines Davis in cultural context. In this new collection of a dozen essays, William Kenney explores the St. Louis jazz scene of Davis’s youth; Eugene B. Redmond looks at East St. Louis’s cultural history; Ingrid Monson examines Davis and civil rights; and Waldo Martin discusses Davis and his relation to the black avant-garde of the 1960s.Original interviews and classic photographs round out the volume, published to coincide with the 2001 Miles Davis Festival, celebrating what would have been Davis’s seventy-fifth birthday.
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