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Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.
Stanley Nelson
Ron Carter Jimmy Cobb Miles Davis Flea Juliette Gréco Wayne Shorter Herbie Hancock Frances Taylor Shelly Kahn Tammy L. Kernodle Greg Tate
NR 1 hour, 55 minutes

10.18.1910.24.19

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

by Stanley Nelson

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

Synopsis

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. The central theme of Miles Davis's life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star—it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles's bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.


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With

Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Miles Davis, Flea, Juliette Gréco, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Frances Taylor, Shelly Kahn, Tammy L. Kernodle, Greg Tate

Director

Stanley Nelson

Run time

1 hour, 55 minutes

Released

August 23, 2019

Distributed by

Abramorama

Country

United States

Hearing Assistance

Assisted Listening Devices Available

Showing

Oct 18 through Oct 24

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Reviews

Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Time
Joel Selvin San Francisco Chronicle
Glenn Kenny The New York Times

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