PERFORMER: MILES DAVIS
ALBUM: MILES & QUINCY LIVE AT MONTREUX
THE BOTTOM LINE: Nearing the end of his brilliant career, the jazz master raged valiantly against the dying of the light.
Like a man who had struck a deal with the devil, Miles Davis possessed astounding creative powers, but was cursed with a dark, heavy spirit. His music and his mercurial moods -- he sometimes performed with his back to the audience, and a vicious temper coiled behind his hoarse whisper of a voice --made him jazz's most troubled and intensely gifted star at the time of his death...