Miles, Ornette, Cecil: Jazz Beyond Jazz
In Miles, Ornette, Cecil, jazz journalist Howard Mandel pulled together the three avant-gardists whose music advanced beyond jazz. Miles took on fusion; Ornette built on harmolodic; Cecil went way out and wild. Drawing from his personal experience as well as his professional expertise, Mandel examines the art of improvisation and the musical direction Miles, Ornette and Cecil had embarked. What makes this book a fantastic read is hearing these masters, particularly Ornette, talking about their work, creative thinking and innovative approach in the interviews Mandel had conducted.