• Miles to Go

  • By: Chris Murphy
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-05-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (5 ratings)

Summary

Miles to Go is a frank and intimate exploration of Miles Davis' eccentric working life, drug habits, paranoia, depression, and subsequent recovery. Murphy explores Davis' troubled relationship with his children and the controversial role Cicely Tyson played in his life. The book also delves into the dynamics that made Davis' band work so well together, placing Davis' work in a historic, literary, and musical framework. Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, and a very unlikely Mother Teresa all have walk-on parts in this engaging, intelligent, and often hilarious narrative. Miles to Go takes us from the small seedy jazz clubs that Davis frequented to the world tours, and then finally to Davis' triumphant return with his celebrated concerts at Lincoln Center in the early 1980s.
©2002 Chris Murphy (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
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"Murphy portrays Miles as funny, loyal, and generous, but lonely and often depressed, struggling with the pressures of his career and chaotic personal life during what was a difficult era for a jazz musician." ( Booklist)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 07-09-06

Miles to Go (Unabridged)

Avoid this Miles Biography. Although it contains a few interesting stories, it is more about the author's brush with fame and his experiences and exploits. It is frustrating listening to his detailed stories about his sexual conquests, drug experiences and encounters with other artists which have nothing to do with Miles Davis. I listened to this because I am a fan of Miles Davis, not Chris Murphy. It is also very poorly written.

I regret buying this audio book.

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15 of 18 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nurture Learners and Able Observers on 27-02-13

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Would you listen to Miles to Go again? Why?

Sure.

What did you like best about this story?

A labor of love. A personal tribute.

Which scene was your favorite?

Miles testing him as the caretaker of the cocaine. Telling him to keep it and help himself, yet glad to discover he would not violate the trust.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did.

Any additional comments?

There were many sides to Miles. Just like there are many sides to everyone.

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