I’m working on a music writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
The following passage from the Miles Davis autobiography details some of his experience during the 50s with his first quintet and others. The reading ties together many names and concepts that have been discussed in class, so a name guide will not be included. The passage may contain strong language and mature themes, but provides real insight into the lives of important figures in jazz.
One of the most common detriments to jazz musicians is their predisposition to substance abuse as a way to enhance the creative process. Based on the interactions in the reading, describe the effect substances have had on Miles Davis’ relationships with fellow musicians.