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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Horn player, bandleader, force of nature. From Emmy Award–winning director Stanley Nelson comes a rare look at one of the most innovative and influential jazz figures of the past century. A Sundance and Hot Docs ’19 favourite, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool unpacks the man behind the myth, diving into Davis’s upbringing, methodology, personal relationships, and demons to deliver an engrossing portrait of an artist who not only redefined American jazz but continues to have a powerful impact on generations of musicians. Featuring never-before-seen footage and studio session outtakes along with new interviews with prominent collaborators including Quincy Jones and Carlos Santana.