Stars: Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones etc.
Genre: Documentary, Music
Year: 2019Duration: 1hr 55minLanguage: English
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2019 (World premiere)
Official Selection Hot Docs 2019 (International premiere)
Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.
From Emmy Award–winning director Stanley Nelson comes a rare look, with never-before-seen footage, at one of the most innovative and influential jazz figures of the past half-century. Having had its successful premiere at Sundance, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool unpacks the man behind the myth, diving into his upbringing, methodology, personal relationships and demons to deliver a complex portrait of a man who not only redefined American jazz but continues to have a powerful impact on generations of musicians.
This formidable story is built through in-depth new interviews and rare outtakes from those who knew Davis best, as well as his most prominent collaborators, such as Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter.