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MILES DAVIS

BIRTH OF THE COOL

 Year: 2019

 

Duration: 113 minutes

 

Firelight Media and Eagle Rock Films for

American Masters Pictures and Eagle Rock Entertainment in association with BBC Music

Credits:

 

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.