The Miles Davis Story

Michael Dibb, 125 min, UK.

"The Miles Davis Story” traces the extraordinary life of one of jazz’s most influential figures, from his musically precocious childhood in St. Louis, to his move to New York City after graduating from high school in 1944 (ostensibly to attend Julliard, but really to immerse himself in the jazz club scene and connect with his idols Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker), to his early bebop period and “Birth of the Cool”, to his highly touted and influential “Kind of Blue” and ongoing personal reinvention in the 1960s/70s.