Miles Davisis forever the innovator, not only as a musician, but in other realms. His artistic impressions in oil paintings and sketches have drawn critical acclaim and have been shown in galleries around the world. "Sir" Miles Davis was inducted into the Knights of Malta in November 1988. In November 1984, he received the Sonning Music Award for lifetime achievement in music, and in March 1990, his twenty-fourth Grammy Award, this time for lifetime achievement in music.Quincy Troupeis a poet, journalist, and teacher. He won the 1980 American Book Award for poetry. He has published essays and articles inEssence,theVillage Voice, Newsday, Spin, Musician,and many other publications. He was the editor ofJames Baldwin: The Legacy,and is a professor at the College of Staten Island (City University of New York) and at Columbia University.The authors received a 1990 American Book Award forMiles.