BIRTH OF THE COOL
Duration: 113 minutes
Firelight Media and Eagle Rock Films for
American Masters Pictures and Eagle Rock Entertainment in association with BBC Music
Producer / Director: Stanley Nelson
Producer: Nicole London
Supervising Producer: Peter Worsley
Executive Producers: Michael Knator,
Geoff Kempin & Terry Shand
Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature; the very embodiment of cool.
Miles was a singular force of nature; the very embodiment of cool. Driven by Davis’s own words, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool relies on home movies, interviews with collaborators like Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock, and close listening to Miles's music to paint a portrait of the man and his times. Davis is revealed as a man of brooding intensity and exceptional devotion to his craft - and one who struggled to escape addictions, violence, and segregation. His unique impact on American music reverberates today.
Images Courtesy of Sony Music Archive.