More than a year after its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and a brief theatrical run, the documentary Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool will debut next week as part of PBS’ American Masters series.
PBS has shared the official trailer for the film, which focuses on the life and legacy of the jazz legend.
Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Flea, the Roots, Wayne Shorter, and others are among Davis’ admirers and collaborators who appear in the Stanley Nelson-directed documentary, which premieres Tuesday, February 25th.
“A lot of the old guys thought that if you went to school, it would make you play like you were white. If you learned something from theory, you would lose the feeling in your playing,” Davis says in a voice-over in the trailer. “I wanted to see what was going on in all of music. If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change.”
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