Vulture breaks down Miles Davis, his career, and his life into 9 parts including his sound, milestones, Don Cheadle’s top five Miles’ albums, and much more.
“When Miles Ahead, directed by and starring Don Cheadle, premieres at the New York Film Festival in October, it’ll mark the first time that the jazz genius Miles Davis has been the subject of a non-documentary film. It wasn’t a lack of interest that has kept Davis from movie theaters till now. Nor was it lack of material: Davis, who died in 1991, lived a dynamic and controversial life, both personally and musically. (Multiple biopics wound up in development hell.) Cheadle’s film focuses on a period when the trumpeter was living in seclusion, so here’s a broader overview of one of American music’s true giants.
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