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Miles Davis Documentary to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool is directed by Stanley Nelson

Miles Davis
Miles Davis

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, a documentary about the famed trumpeter and bandleader, will debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 in Park City, Utah. The movie is directed by the respected documentarian Stanley Nelson, who previously helmed the four-time Emmy-winning Freedom Riders, among many others.

In making the film, Nelson had full access to the Miles Davis estate, and Birth of the Cool contains some footage that has never been seen before, along with studio outtakes from recording sessions and interviews with such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter.

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