[members-announce] book signing party for Miles Davis memoir, by his son Gregory Davis

Greg Masters gm437 at mac.com
Wed Nov 15 21:50:55 EST 2006

JJA members in the NYC area are invited to a book signing party for  
Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis, written by his  
oldest son Gregory Davis. My press release follows:

for immediate release
contact: Greg Masters
milesmonday at mac.com

Miles Monday presents:

A book signing party for
Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis
by his son Gregory Davis

Monday, December 4, 6:30-8

Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction

34 Avenue A (between East 2nd and East 3rd Streets)

New York, NY 10009

Come meet musician and author Gregory Davis at a celebration of the  
release of his memoir, Dark Magus, detailing life with his father,  
Miles Davis.

Dark Magus (Backbeat Books, $24.95) is a no-holds-barred portrait of  
Miles Davis that strips away the public perception and gets down to  
the realities of his personality. The author also delves into Davis’s  
relationships with artists such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie  
and John Coltrane, his role as a mentor to young musicians, the ups  
and downs of his career and its affect on his family, and the  
family’s turmoil over his final will.

Co-author Les Sussman will also be on hand to greet visitors and sign  

The book party for Dark Magus is held in conjunction with Miles  
Monday, a weekly listening series devoted to the music of Miles  
Davis, held each Monday at Mo Pitkin’s from 6:30-8.

Miles Monday is an opportunity for folks to relax in a comfortable  
lounge, sip a beverage, listen to Miles Davis music through a good  
sound system, and discuss Miles’ music with like-minded aficionados,  
and other nice people. We play recorded music from every phase of  
Miles’ ever-evolving career — from bop to cool to Gil to modal to  
abandonment of AABA to electric fusion transcendence to pop to hip  
hop. And it's free.

Drink specials:             Miles Martini, with Stoli: $5

                                  Miles Margarita (Kind of Blue),  
with Blue Curaçao: $3

For review copies of Dark Magus/interview requests/photos,
    contact Steve Moore in Backbeat Books’ marketing department,  
smoore at cmp.com.

For information on Miles Monday, contact Greg Masters at  
milesmonday at mac.com.

For information on Mo Pitkin's, including directions, visit:  


Greg Masters

Greg Masters
milesmonday at mac.com

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