The Miles Davis Story [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 4977109
  • Release Date: 11/26/2002
  • Rating: NR
This documentary on the life and career of the legendary jazz artist Miles Davis comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a text biography of the man, and profiles of many of his albums. Although short on extras, the program contains so much information and so many performances that this disc is worthwhile for any Davis fan, or jazz enthusiast.
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The Miles Davis Story
First aired on BBC Channel 4, The Miles Davis Story is a two-hour documentary investigating the life of the infamous jazz legend. British producer/director Mike Dibb provides classic performances, archival footage, and interviews with numerous musicians who worked with Davis, including Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, and Shirley Horn. His family is interviewed as well, including former girlfriends, wives, and children. The story begins with his early years in St. Louis with his first trumpet on to New York City and his collaborations with other musical masters. His falterings with drugs, police, and prison are also explored, followed by his rock & roll phase, and concluding with a discussion of his legendary status as a pop icon. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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    Insightful look into Miles' life and music


    The Miles Davis Story DVD is over two hours, full of lots of interview clips of Miles, family, friends, and many other great jazz musicians. It also includes lots of footage, some of it rare, including some performing... ALL of it entertaining. This enigmatic innovator could play with the best of them, but realized that sometimes less is more. He was often of the "been there, done than" state of mind, which drove him to push the envelope and innovate and open new jazz avenues and types. For decades he was usually the leader of the pack in jazz, and certainly led an interesting life, which this DVD shows well. If you like jazz, even casually, I highly recommend this DVD.

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