Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator, a singular force of nature, a visionary who defied categorisation and the very embodiment of cool.

A foray into the life and career of this musical and cultural icon offers an incisive insight into the understanding of the legendary musician. Newly released archival material, alongside interviews with pre-eminent historians and personal friends like Quincy Jones, as well as some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, illustrate a man of intensity and devotion to his craft.

Despite the indignities of America during the time of segregation, nothing was going to stop Davis from realising his dream: to create a new form of musical expression.