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The Miles Davis Story (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 14 April 2001
A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him.

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Michael Dibb (as Mike Dibb)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Cobb Jimmy Cobb
Shirley Horn Shirley Horn
Frances Davis Frances Davis ... Herself - first wife
Clark Terry Clark Terry
Ian Carr Ian Carr ... Himself
Vince Wilburn Jr. Vince Wilburn Jr. ... Himself - nephew (as Vincent Wilburn Jr.)
Irene Cawthon Irene Cawthon ... Herself - first girlfriend
Cheryl Davis Cheryl Davis ... Herself - daughter
Jean-Pierre LeLoir Jean-Pierre LeLoir ... Himself - photographer
Bob Weinstock Bob Weinstock ... Himself
George Avakian
Pierre Michelot Pierre Michelot ... Himself
Emilhenco Emilhenco ... Himself (as René Urtreger)
Jeanne de Mirbeck Jeanne de Mirbeck ... Herself
Ron Carter Ron Carter ... Himself
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A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him.

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14 April 2001 (UK) See more »

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Miles and his music / the Documentary
16 November 2004 | by sevketakinciSee all my reviews

Even though I was very happy seeing rare footage of his concerts in the 60's and 70's I was very much dissatisfied with the documentary and felt it as an incomplete film about the life of a music genius. I wish there was more about his life as a musician than about his life as a father or husband and more of him as "The Figure." I don't think the documentary conveys very well why Miles Davis is regarded as a genius by musicians and listeners around the world. Instead of watching this documentary I would recommend reading his excellent autobiography. By the way, as another reviewer pointed out the music he made in the 70's with Chick Corea and Keith Jarret is not at all "noodling". Miles and his group were pioneers of a music that inspired many musicians for decades like Weather Report and even the late 90's electronic dub and drum and bass music. If one listens carefully, one will find a texture of sheer excellence and musical genius that revolutionized Jazz. Because Jazz is about transformation and also a renewal of the self as well as the sound.


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