Running the Voodoo Down (The Electric Music of Miles Davis). By Miles Davis. Book. Softcover. 242 pages. Backbeat Books #0879308281. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331339).
ISBN 0879308281. 6x9 inches.
This book reassesses Miles Davis' “electric period” and analyzes its continuing influence on contemporary music. While jazz purists often revile this phase – which encompasses the entire second half of his career, from 1967 until his death in 1991 – this book takes a new, appreciative look at this music and shows its importance to Davis' career and to jazz as a whole. The author also reveals surprising connections between Davis, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, particularly the ways they fed each other's creativity. This book will stir up the longtime debate about this important music and give Davis' legions of fans refreshing insights into his work.