The definitive life of one of the greatest and most influential of jazz musicians 20021018
John Szwed is Professor of Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University, and Director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of a number of books, including Billie Holiday- The Musician and the Myth, Alan Lomax- The Man Who Recorded the World and So What- The Life of Miles Davis.
Szwed mixes terrific musical analysis with a deep insight into
Davis's life, character and collaboration * Evening Standard *
Szwed is an accomplished sifter of wheat from the chaff. He is not only a musicologist, he is an anthripologist * The Times *