A visionary innovator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: witness a foray into the life and career of icon Miles Davis.
Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. A singular force of nature. The very embodiment of cool. And just as relevant as ever.
The central theme of Miles Davis' remarkable life, and of this riveting documentary, is Davis' restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. Through the stunning use of a treasure trove of archival photos, home movies (shot by Miles and his friends & colleagues), manuscripts and original paintings, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL really dives deep into the sometimes troubled soul behind the music.
Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; this fascinating film explores why Miles Davis continues to be such a relevant voice in today's world.
- Stanley Nelson
- Executive Producer
- Michael Kantor, Geoff Kempin, Terry Shand
- Nicole London
- Henry Adebonojo, Herve Cohen, Eric Coleman, Marc Gerke
- Lewis Erskine, Yusuf Kapadia, Natasha Mottola
- Miles Davis, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Flea