Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

A visionary known for his restless aesthetic, Miles Davis is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in music. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos, and new interviews. Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Wayne Shorter, Davis’s son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn, bassist and Davis collaborator Marcus Miller, and Ron Carter are just a few of the luminaries weighing in on the life and career of the cultural icon.

Join JBFC Board President Janet Maslin in conversation with author James Kaplan about his new book 3 Shades of Blue and Miles Davis after the screening. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Village Bookstore.

"The considerable achievement of Birth of the Cool comes from the way it understands those words and places them in the context of American history. You’ll want to listen to Miles’ music after watching the film and, when you do, you might feel it a little deeper."
Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times


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