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Canongate acquires Kaplan’s group biography of jazz icons Davis, Coltrane and Evans: 3 Shades of Blue


Canongate has acquired a group biography of jazz icons Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans by author James Kaplan: Three Shades of Blue

Canongate c.e.o. Jamie Byng acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to 3 Shades of Blue: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans & the Empire of Cool, a blended biography detailing the lives of three jazz pioneers including their seminal “Kind of Blue” album. Byng bought rights from Hal Fessenden at Penguin Random House US.

Scott Moyers is the primary editor, and Canongate and Penguin Press will publish simultaneously in March 2024.