M I L E S    B E Y O N D


Electric    D A V I S

Exclusive!
On The Corner track sheet

On The Corner
track sheets

Spectacular new DVD
of Miles live in 1970
Last Word CD-R back cover of 1st CD
The banned Liner Notes for The Last Word 6-CD set
Palle Mikkelborg
Palle Mikkelborg
on Miles Beyond:
"A fantastic book!
While reading, I felt
so close to the man...
tears came to my eyes"

Welcome to MILES BEYOND, the web site dedicated to the influential and inspirational electric music Miles Davis played from 1967 to 1991. It is related to the only book that contains an in-depth exploration and analysis of the music of the entire electric period. Miles Beyond, for the first time, analyses Miles's unorthodox working methods in detail and lets the musicians who worked with him during this period speak for themselves. This web site offers some samples from the book, as well as much additional material not included in the book. Both the book and this site include, from Miles discographer Enrico Merlin, extensive session details of all officially released electric recordings.


  Last Word CD-R1 track listing   RECENT ADDITIONS:   * At last, the last word on Warners'
aborted 6-CD The Last Word boxed set.
* extended article on the Jack Johnson sessions

COMING UP SOON:  * Extended article on the making of Tutu.
   * NEWS of forthcoming electric Miles releases
* interviews with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Michael Henderson, Steve Grossman, Lenny White, Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Teo Macero on the Jack Johnson sessions.
 

 During 2005, this web site is going through a major upgrade, with regular updates. The following elements are still to be added:

 a dramatically extended Additional Session Details section, incorporating details of It's About That Time, The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions, and The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions.
 more live Talk by Miles musicians
 famous talking heads explaining what Miles means to them
 streaming audio of radio interviews with Paul Tingen talking about Miles
 a page announcing new releases by former Miles sidemen
 an article on Miles's 1980s keyboard players, containing interviews with Robert Irving, Adam Holzman, Jason Miles, Marcus Miller, Deron Johnson and Kei Akagi.
 an article on the making of Tutu, containing interviews with Marcus Miller, Tommy LiPuma, George Duke, Jason Miles, Adam Holzman, and others.
 An article on the making of In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew with quotes by Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Herbie Hancock, Teo Macero, and many others



"Your book is the most insightful and powerful on Miles Davis I have read, and I've read everything--not just the Electric Era. I started reading it the evening I bought it and couldn't put it down. I went to bed at 4:00 am the next morning. Thank you for your epic portrait of a divine, tortured genius."
- CHARLES POWELL, a reader from SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

"The most important book on Miles Davis ever."
- MARK PRENDERGAST, BLOOMSBURY MAGAZINE.

"An exhaustive, judicious and immensely helpful new study of Davis' electric work. This fascinating, 400-page tome is not only readable, but a must-have for any serious student of Davis.... [it] steers your attention directly to the radiant heart of the music it so passionately describes."
- PAUL DE BARROS, NPR.

"While reading, I felt so close to the man, that tears came to my eyes: 'My God, what a full life, in all its aspects.' I think Paul Tingen has written a fantastic book, and I'm very pleased by his sensitive and true version of Aura and the Copenhagen sessions."
- PALLE MIKKELBORG, trumpeter and composer.

More acclaim...

The hardcover edition of Miles Beyond was published by Billboard Books in New York in 2001, ISBN: 0-8230-8346-2. The paperback edition was published in September 2003, ISBN: 0-8230-8360-8. Both are distributed in North America by Watson Guptill in New York. Distribution in Europe is via Windsor Books in Oxford, England, tel. + 44 (0)1865 361122, and in The Netherlands by Nilsson-Lamm in Weesp, tel. + 31 (0)294 494949.

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