Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Email share

American Masters presents the broadcast premiere of award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s deep dive into the world of a beloved musical giant. American Masters — Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, which earned a Grammy nomination in the “Best Music Film” category, premieres nationwide February 25 in honor of Black History Month.

A visionary known for his restless aesthetic, Miles Davis is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in music. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews. Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Wayne Shorter, Davis’s son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn, bassist and Davis collaborator Marcus Miller, and Ron Carter are just a few of the luminaries weighing in on the life and career of the cultural icon.

Stream on the PBS Video App or online now:

American Masters

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

1:53:35
Published:
Expires: 2020-03-25
Rating: TV-14

Discover the man behind the legend.

Featured Videos
1 / 6 Videos
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
American Masters
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Full Trailer | Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
American Masters
Full Trailer | Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
How Miles Davis Recorded "Kind of Blue"
American Masters
How Miles Davis Recorded "Kind of Blue"
Clip | Miles Davis Loved Playing this Prince Album on Repeat
American Masters
Clip | Miles Davis Loved Playing this Prince Album on Repeat
Clip | How Miles Davis Recorded "Gems of Spontanei
American Masters
Clip | How Miles Davis Recorded "Gems of Spontanei
Preview | Director Stanley Nelson Talks About Mile
American Masters
Preview | Director Stanley Nelson Talks About Mile