MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL + Q&A15

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL + Q&A

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  • Sun 13 Oct
  • 115 minutes
  • Director: Stanley Nelson
  • Cast: Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Juliette Gréco.
  • usa (2019)

Synopsis

Miles Davis: musician, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, this is the story of a truly singular talent that reveals the man behind the music and the mystique.


Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles's bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop. It also made him a star...



MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL dives 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. It is a compelling story brilliantly told through rare outtakes and new in-depth interviews with both those who knew him best and his most prominent collaborators.


Following the screening we are delighted to welcome on stage Stanley Nelson, the director of MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL together with musician and cousin of Miles Davis, Vince Wilburn Jnr, who played drums on the newly released 'lost' Miles album Rubberband.