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Miles Ahead

Inspired by events in Miles Davis’s life, this is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds-barred portrait of one of twentieth-century music’s creative geniuses. Holed up in his Manhattan apartment, wracked with pain from a variety of ailments, sweating for the next check and dodging sycophants and industry executives, Davis is haunted by memories of old glories, humiliations, and of his years with Frances Taylor, his great love. Academy Award–nominated actor Don Cheadle – co-writer, director, and lead actor -remarkably captures the musical legend on film through an impressively orchestrated use of images and sounds. Varying cinematic rhythms and beats are used to create a singular and intoxicating viewing experience as Cheadle displays a deep understanding of the man and his music.

More Mileage

Craving more Miles? Check out our choice picks from the musician’s extensive back catalogue. Follow the links to listen on Spotify…

  • Birth Of The Cool (Capitol Jazz/EMI) – Listen
  • Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige/Universal Music) – Listen
  • Milestones (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • Kind Of Blue (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • Sketches Of Spain (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • E.S.P (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • Cookin’ At The Plugged Nickel (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • Filles De Kilimanjaro (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • In A Silent Way (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • Bitches Brew (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • Jack Johnson (Columbia/Sony) – Listen
  • Live/Evil (Columbia/Sony) – Listen