Miles and Me

An intimate and candid account of friendship with Miles Davis-soon to be a major motion picture!

By Quincy Troupe Read by Richard Allen Biographies & Memoirs / Cultural / Music / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 5h 36m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Quincy Troupe's account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an intimate study of a unique relationship. It is also an engrossing chronicle of the author's own development, both artistically and personally. As Davis's collaborator on Miles: The Autobiography, Troupe-one of the major poets to emerge from the 1960s-had exceptional access to the musician. This memoir goes beyond the life portrayed in the autobiography to describe Davis's spectacular creative processes and the joys and difficulties his passionate, contradictory temperament posed to the men's friendship. A keen and critical observer, Troupe captures and conveys the power of Miles's presence, the mesmerizing force of his personality, and the restless energy that lay at the root of his creativity. 

Offering an unparalleled look at the act of creation and the forces behind it, Miles and Me reveals how the innovations of one person can inspire both those he knows and loves and the world at large.

"...a commentary on the phenomenon of devoted with the emotional effects music can have upon its listeners--which is, after all, both the cause and the most lyrical side of fandom." - Publishers Weekly

"Pithy and succinct (one wishes he had written twice as much), Troupe continues to flesh out and demystify Davis in this follow-up to their collaboration, Miles: The Autobiography...[Troupe] reveals Davis as profoundly, artistically sensitive yet maddeningly mean-spirited and rude...Recommended for public and academic libraries." - Library Journal

"Rarely do we have occasion to meet the heroes of our youth, much less become friends with them...This slim memoir tells the intimate story of [Troupe and Davis'] unlikely friendship...a revealing look at a musical genius and a tender, surprisingly sweet remembrance of a good but demanding friend." - Booklist