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The Miles Davis Story (2001)

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

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Jimmy Cobb
Shirley Horn
Frances Davis ...
Herself - first wife
Clark Terry
Ian Carr ...
Himself
Vincent Wilburn Jr. ...
Himself - nephew
Irene Cawthon ...
Herself - first girlfriend
Cheryl Davis ...
Herself - daughter
Jean-Pierre LeLoir ...
Himself - photographer
Bob Weinstock ...
Himself
George Avakian
Pierre Michelot ...
Himself
Emilhenco ...
Himself (as René Urtreger)
Jeanne de Mirbeck ...
Herself
Ron Carter ...
Himself
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A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him.

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The genius of Miles
2 May 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

One of Miles Davis ex-wifes puts it like this: "The genius of Miles lies in his music, not in his streetways." The sound of Miles' trumpet is eerie and so beautiful, it hasn't and can't be produced by any other. His personal life was influenced by his drug-abuse and for a little while he even pimped. Maybe Miles was not a nice man, but he was the greatest musician of the 20th century. This is not weird, even the great classical composers like Chopin and Schubert had their drug-abuse and/or sex-addictions. They were not holy men themselves as the classical world portraits them so often. I don't give a damn about his wrongdoings, his music enriches peoples lives.


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