Monday, April 17, 2006


My book got reviewed by Charles Waring in the current issue of MOJO (Elvis cover). It's a tiny blurb in the "Shelf Life" box - this is the complete text:

If the jazz police had their way Philip Freeman would probably get arrested for heresy. He makes several provocative assertions in this engagingly written new tome, which focuses on Miles' controversial electric period. Freeman claims that the trumpeter's music post-1968 was superior to his earlier work, even dismissing Miles' collaborations with Gil Evans ("those albums are overrated, Sketches Of Spain aside"). Although the author's revisionist evangelism occasionally jars, this is one of the best books yet on Miles' electric explorations.

But he gave it four stars, so that's good.

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