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The Miles Davis Story (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 14 April 2001
A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him.


Michael Dibb (as Mike Dibb)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Cobb Jimmy Cobb
Shirley Horn Shirley Horn
Frances Davis Frances Davis ... Herself - first wife
Clark Terry Clark Terry
Ian Carr Ian Carr ... Himself
Vincent Wilburn Jr. Vincent Wilburn Jr. ... Himself - nephew
Irene Cawthon Irene Cawthon ... Herself - first girlfriend
Cheryl Davis Cheryl Davis ... Herself - daughter
Jean-Pierre LeLoir Jean-Pierre LeLoir ... Himself - photographer
Bob Weinstock Bob Weinstock ... Himself
George Avakian
Pierre Michelot Pierre Michelot ... Himself
Emilhenco Emilhenco ... Himself (as René Urtreger)
Jeanne de Mirbeck Jeanne de Mirbeck ... Herself
Ron Carter Ron Carter ... Himself


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

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if you want to learn about his music try another documentary
8 January 2006 | by KillfordadaSee all my reviews

before i talk about the documentary i just want to understand how can anyone say chik corea and keith jarrett "nearly ruined jazz", and were just noodling around? what they were doing was exploring and evolving the music to further realms. hasn't the backbone of jazz always been innovation and exploration? didn't charlie parker himself break rules? what about monk? jazz isn't about staying within certain boundaries (besides miles never claimed what he was playing in his "electric" era was jazz). i just feel that before people start in on the whole "miles sold out when he went electric" routine, they should remember that jazz changes, music changes, it changed from scott joplin to louie armstrong to charlie parker to miles davis, etc. now as far as the DVD goes, i don't understand why someone would spend more time on showing the man's personal life than his musical. if it wasn't for his music no one would even know who he was. i understand that things around him, in his personal life might have reflected in his music, but to spend the majority of the time highlighting his romances, etc., i feel is missing the point of making a documentary about him in the first place. however there is some great (and unfortunately incomplete) footage of some of his live performances. i do appreciate the fact that someone wanted to make a documentary to such a GREAT musician, but i would rather recommend the documentary: Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue, because it is truly about the music.

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