• Certification: Film rated as: CFF-15
  • Country: USA
  • Release year: 2019
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 115 minutes
  • Genre: Music, Documentary



Part of

115 minutes


DIRECTOR: Stanley Nelson

WITH: Frances Taylor Davis, Juliette Gréco, Stanley Crouch, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Farah Griffin, Gerald Early, Greg Tate, Carl Lumbly

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, the very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. His restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms made him a star. But it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. 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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