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The Miles Davis Story (2001)

A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him.

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Jimmy Cobb
Shirley Horn
Frances Davis ...
Herself - first wife
Clark Terry
Ian Carr ...
Himself
Vincent Wilburn Jr. ...
Himself - nephew
Irene Cawthon ...
Herself - first girlfriend
Cheryl Davis ...
Herself - daughter
Jean-Pierre LeLoir ...
Himself - photographer
Bob Weinstock ...
Himself
George Avakian
Pierre Michelot ...
Himself
Emilhenco ...
Himself (as René Urtreger)
Jeanne de Mirbeck ...
Herself
Ron Carter ...
Himself
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A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him.

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Miles (and Miles fans) deserve better
7 April 2003 | by (Catonsville, MD) – See all my reviews

Somehow, this documentary about Miles manages to include very little music and no complete tunes. Though Miles appears in the film, 95% of the interviews are other folks, not Miles. There are huge chronological gaps, many aspects of his life (his childhood prodigy, his drug addiction) are skipped or glossed over, and you'll learn little about what made the man and his contribution to music so groundbreaking. Skip it.


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