Sunday, January 17, 2021

‘American Masters — Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ Premieres Feb. 25 – Trailer

Miles Davis
Miles Davis Portrait, 1956. Credit: Miles Davis © Tom Palumbo

*This month, in honor of Black History Month, American Masters presents the broadcast premiere of award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, which earned a Grammy nomination in the “Best Music Film” category.

The doc delves into the six-decade career of the musical genius, with Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller, Ron Carter and other luminaries weighing in on the life and career of the cultural icon.

Previously unseen footage and a soundtrack full of Davis’s music are complemented by new interviews with friends, fellow musicians, collaborators and scholars to create a full portrait of the complex man.

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