Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019)

You don't know Miles

  • Genre: Documentary, History, Music
  • Release Date: 2019-08-23
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 86 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Firelight Media
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Stanley Nelson
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An immersive look at the eventful life and brilliant artistic career of visionary American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926-1991).

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  • Carl Lumbly

    as Miles Davis (voice)
  • Reginald Petty

    as Self - East St. Louis Resident
  • Quincy Troupe

    as Self - Writer
  • Farah Griffin

    as Self - Writer
  • Lee Annie Bonner

    as Self - Childhood Friend
  • Ashley Kahn

    as Self - Writer
  • Benjamin Cawthra

    as Self - Historian
  • Jimmy Heath

    as Self - Musician
  • Jimmy Cobb

    as Self - Musician
  • Dan Morgenstern

    as Self - Writer
  • Greg Tate

    as Self - Writer
  • Gerald Early

    as Self - Writer
  • Quincy Jones

    as Self - Musician
  • Wayne Shorter

    as Self - Musician
  • Tammy L. Kernodle

    as Self - Musicologist
  • Juliette Gréco

    as Self - Singer
  • Vincent Bessières

    as Self - Writer
  • George Wein

    as Self - Jazz Promoter
  • Eugene Redmond

    as Self - East St. Louis Resident
  • Carlos Santana

    as Self - Musician
  • Herbie Hancock

    as Self - Musician
  • Marcus Miller

    as Self - Musician
  • Cortez McCoy

    as Self - Friend
  • Sandra McCoy

    as Self - Friend
  • Jack Chambers

    as Self - Historian
  • Frances Davis

    as Self - Dancer / 1st Wife
  • René Urtreger

    as Self - Musician
  • Joshua Redman

    as Self - Musician
  • James Mtume

    as Self - Musician
  • Lenny White

    as Self - Musician
  • Vince Wilburn Jr.

    as Self - Nephew
  • Archie Shepp

    as Self - Musician
  • Stanley Crouch

    as Self - Writer
  • Cheryl Davis

    as Self - Daughter
  • Ron Carter

    as Self - Musician
  • Clive Davis

    as Self - Columbia Records President
  • Marguerite Cantú

    as Self - Friend
  • Erin Davis

    as Self - Son
  • Mark Rothbaum

    as Self - Music Manager
  • Mike Stern

    as Self - Musician
  • Mikel Elam

    as Self - Personal Assistant
  • Jo Gelbard

    as Self - Painter
  • Wallace Roney

    as Self - Musician
  • Miles Davis

    as Self - Musician (archive footage)
  • Walter Cronkite

    as Self - Anchorman (archive footage)
  • Charlie Parker

    as Self - Musician (archive footage)
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    as Self - Musician (archive footage)
  • Thelonious Monk

    as Self - Musician (archive footage)
  • Johnny Mathis

    as Self - Singer (archive footage)
  • Louis Malle

    as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • Jeanne Moreau

    as Self - Actress (archive footage)
  • John Coltrane

    as Self - Musician (archive footage)
  • Gil Evans

    as Self - Music Arranger (archive footage)
  • Tony Williams

    as Self - Musician (archive footage)
  • Betty Davis

    as Self - Singer / 2nd Wife (archive footage)
  • Prince

    as Self - Musician (archive footage)
Directing Stanley Nelson Director
Production Stanley Nelson Producer
Production Babatunde Salaam Production Assistant
Editing Lewis Erskine Editor
Production Junko Tsunashima Supervising Producer
Production Michael Kantor Executive Producer
Production Nicole London Producer
Production Geoff Kempin Executive Producer
Production Terry Shand Executive Producer
Production Lauren Wimbush Associate Producer
Production Jarobi Moorhead Production Assistant
Production Peter Worsely Supervising Producer
Production Melissa Morton Hicks Production Manager
Camera Henry Adebonojo Director of Photography
Camera Eric Coleman Director of Photography
Camera Mead Hunt Director of Photography
Camera Jerry Henry Director of Photography
Camera Clare Major Director of Photography
Camera Marc Gerke Director of Photography
Camera Hervé Cohen Director of Photography
Camera Antonio Rossi Director of Photography
Editing Yusuf Kapadia Editor
Editing Natasha Mottola Editor
Sound Steve Berkowitz Music Consultant
Editing Don Wyllie Colorist
Editing Javier Chorrillos Assistant Editor
Sound Benny Mouthon Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Benny Mouthon Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Brian Bracken Sound Editor
Sound Gautam Choudhury Sound Recordist
Sound Caleb Mose Sound Recordist
Sound Adriano Bravo Sound Recordist
Sound Brian Walker Sound Recordist
Sound Jean-Paul Guirado Sound Recordist
Sound Joe McGill Sound Recordist
Sound Redd Reynolds Sound Recordist
Sound Bill Streeter Sound Recordist
Editing Pearl Lieberman Archival Footage Research
Editing Cara Fitts Archival Footage Research
Production Adam Barker Executive Producer