"The Miles Davis Story"
The Definitive Look At The Man And His Music.
A Film by Mike Dibb For Channel 4 Television.
Ten years after his death in 1991, legendary trumpeter Miles Davis remains the best-known and most influential jazz musician of the last 50 years. The Miles Davis Story explores the music and the man behind the public images, from Miles Davis's career intersected with every major development in jazz since the 1940s, and this critically-acclaimed film covers each and every key event: Miles teaming up with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie when he was a 19-year-old student at the Juilliard School of Music; his influenctial Birth Of The Cool recordings in 1949; Kind Of Blue and his classic collaborations with Gil Evans; his landmark 1950s quintet featuring John Coltrane and his '60s quintet featuring Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter; the making of Bitches Brew and the groundbreaking development of fusion and funk.
The Miles Davis Story interweaves rare interviews with Miles himself with the insights and memories of his family, friends and many of the great musicians who played with him during his long career.
-The film features Miles Davis biographer Ian Carr alongside
other contributors, including Miles's fellow St. Louis
trumpeter and first great mentor Clark Terry;
-Recording producers Bob Weinstock and George Avakian
-Kind Of Blue drummer Jimmy Cobb
-Singer/pianist Shirley Horn
-Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter form the Miles Davis '60s quintet
-Later collaborators Dave Holland, Jack Dejohnette, Joe Zawinul,
Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Dave Liebman and
Finally, The Miles Davis Story showcases many of Davis's most influential and timeless recordings:
-Blue In Green
-In A Silent Way
-Time After Time weniger