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Documentary about Miles Davis' legendary gig at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970. Includes full live footage and recent interviews with band mates and others. . | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Gary Bartz ... Himself
Bob Belden ... Himself
Paul Buckmaster ... Himself
Ron Carter ... Himself
Chick Corea ... Himself
Pete Cosey ... Himself

Stanley Crouch ... Himself

Miles Davis ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack DeJohnette ... Himself

Herbie Hancock ... Himself
Dave Holland ... Himself
Keith Jarrett ... Himself
Dave Liebman ... Himself
Marcus Miller ... Himself

Joni Mitchell ... Herself
Airto Moreira ... Himself
James Mtume ... Himself

Carlos Santana ... Himself

Wayne Shorter ... Himself
Sandra Gadelha ... Herself / Audience (uncredited)
Gilberto Gil ... Himself / Audience (uncredited)

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Murray Lerner 
 
Original Music by
Miles Davis 
 
Cinematography by
Kramer Morgenthau 
 
Film Editing by
Edward Goldberg 
Pagan Danielle Harleman  (as Pagan Harleman)
Einar Westerlund 
 
Production Management
Rafael Simón .... production manager: Los Angeles
 
Sound Department
Gautam Choudhury .... sound recordist
 
Editorial Department
Jamie Canobbio .... assistant editor
Scot Olive .... colorist: video mastering
Nishant Radhakrishnan .... assistant editor
Michael Weingrad .... associate editor
 

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
splendid music at the core of this documentary, 10 April 2008
Author: dromasca from Herzlya, Israel

For folks who lived the times of the concerts of in isle or Wight, this remains one of the best musical moments of a generation that changed forever the landscape of jazz and rock music. In the biography of Miles Davis this is the peak of a change that brought a jazz musician who was already a legend, but only in the rather conscripted world of jazz on the world screen of the widely known pop music.

The documentary does a pretty good job explaining the transition undergone by Davis in the years before Wight, his permanent search of new means of expression, his discovery of the capabilities of the electric instruments and his push to fellow musicians which changed the life and art of no lesser names like Chick Corea, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and other. These artists outlived Davis, and they tell their stories on screen, but I mostly liked the final homage brought by each of them in musical language at the end of the film. And in-between we have filmed excerpts of the concert which represented a MILEStone in the history of music.

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