American Masters episode premieres February 25th
Miles Davis – Music From and Inspired by “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool,” a Film by Stanley Nelson Available Today
More than a year after its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and a brief theatrical run, the documentary Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool will debut next week (February 25) as part of PBS’ American Masters series.
PBS shared the official trailer for the film, which focuses on the life and legacy of the jazz legend, and a two-minute clip. Read more at Rolling Stone and watch the videos below.
In addition, Music From and Inspired by “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” is available now in digital and CD formats: https://MilesDavis.lnk.to/BOTC_OST. An essential Miles Davis playlist for seasoned fans and new listeners alike, the soundtrack was lovingly curated by the director Nelson and paired with short audio excerpts from the film for a unique listening experience.
The album brings together recordings and performances spanning labels and the artist’s musical evolution, while premiering a brand-new track, “Hail To The Real Chief.” The new track features unreleased Miles Davis studio trumpet performances combined with music written by Lenny White, produced by White and Vince Wilburn, Jr. and featuring an all-star collection of Miles band alumni and acolytes including White, Wilburn, Marcus Miller, Emilio Modeste, Jeremy Pelt, Antoine Roney, John Scofield, Bernard Wright, and Quinton Zoto.