Miles Davis: Birth Of Cool

Stanley Nelson


Miles Davis: trumpeter, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Heartless, contradictory, controversial. Great, lively. Brilliant. The actual embodiment of cool. The man with such a beautiful sound that it could break your heart.

The central theme in Miles Davis’ life was his restless determination to cross boundaries and live life according to his own ideas. It made him a star. But for the people who loved him, it was difficult to live with him. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention – and when he thought his work would be a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’ courageous disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his tireless drive and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspirer for other musicians and an icon for generations of listeners. He was one of the greatest innovators in music – from bebop to cool jazz, modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll to hip hop.



Direcor: Stanley Nelson

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2019
Duration: 115 minutes