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Sep 25, 2018 | ISBN 9781609808341

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“Brilliant, poetic, provocative, Quincy Troupe’s Miles and Me reveals the man behind the dark glasses and legend.”  —Ishmael Reed

 ”Using refreshingly unscholarly language, poet and literature professor Troupe paints an aptly minimalist portrait of the artist as a man-child in both his musical curiosity and his irrational tantrums. Miles and Me is witheringly honest and deeply perceptive. A must-read for Davis devotees.” Entertainment Weekly

“[Troupe] gives the stories behind the collaboration, from his own introduction to Davis’s music in the1950s—and to Davis’s stature as ‘an unreconstructed black man’—up to Davis’s death in 1991…” The New York Times Book Review

“Troupe is a wonderfully astute judge of human behavior and brings a poet’s acuteness of vision to depicting Davis’s aura of intimidation and kingly power. He is also well aware of Davis’s deeply felt loneliness, the terrible solitude of genius.” Kirkus Reviews

“It has been said that Miles Davis was a great poet on his instrument. In a similar vein, it can be said that Quincy Troupe is a great instrument in his poetic delivery. As fate would have it, these two very talented individuals would form a mutual and intriguing bond. Miles and Me, Quincy Troupe’s latest book, is a honest, serious and sometimes hilarious memoir of his warm and cherished friendship with Miles Davis.” —Larvester Gaither, QBR The Black Book Review


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