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“Each page brings the energy of his music to life with the same kinetic fluidity of Miles’ compositions,” said Z2 Editor-in-Chief, Rantz Hoseley.
Z2 Comics has collaborated with the family of jazz icon Miles Davis on a new graphic novel biography.
Miles Davis and the Search for Sound chronicles Davis’ journey from his childhood in Illinois to mastering jazz improvisation throughout the Forties, Fifties and Sixties, featuring narration adapted from Davis’ own words.
“Davis’ music has truly been a lifelong obsession of mine, inspiring me to pursue jazz trumpet in college and beyond,” said writer and artist Dave Chisholm.
“Miles continually inspires me to pursue stylistic change as an artist, both visually and musically. This is the book I’ve always dreamt of creating; it’s the biggest honour of my professional life to be given this opportunity by the Davis family.”
Z2 Editor-in-Chief, Rantz Hoseley, added: “Dave Chisholm has captured the struggle, the genius and the complexity of Miles Davis in this book. Each page brings the energy of his music to life with the same kinetic fluidity of Miles’ compositions.
“This is a powerful story that pulls you deep within, whether you’re a lifelong fan or new to the lasting influence and innovation of this jazz icon.”
Z2 Comics will release Miles Davis and the Search for the Sound on September 26th in standard hardcover and deluxe hardcover editions.
The deluxe hardcover will be packaged with three art prints illustrated by Dave Chisholm and a limited-edition Miles Davis split 7” of Miles Runs The Voodoo Down and Spanish Key, with new art by Dave Chisholm.
The Gold editions will be signed and numbered by Dave Chisholm and come with a set of accordion-style postcards with original paintings from Miles Davis and the split 7” of Miles Runs The Voodoo Down and Spanish Key will feature an exclusive colourway.
There will also be 10 Platinum editions made that come with a 360° spinning Miles Davis Limited-Edition 3D sculpture, a Miles Davis T-shirt designed by Dave Chisholm and a split 7” of Miles Runs The Voodoo Down and Spanish Key on clear vinyl.
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