Director Stanley Nelson’s new documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool makes for an absorbing watch. Nelson uses rare archival footage, photos and interviews with musicians to paint us a complex picture of this famous and complicated musician and composer. The film is named after the 1957 seminal album Birth of Cool, which is considered as an important milestone in the history and evolution of modern jazz. The film highlights the high and low points as well as his complicated relationship with the women in his life.
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool screened at the 2019 SFFILM, which is where we caught up with Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis) and Vince WIlbrun Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis). We spoke to them about their memories of Miles Davis, what music meant to him, his love for technology and his fondness for cooking.
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool releases in September 2019 in the US.
This interview aired on TV in the US.