Miles Davis. Birth of the Cool

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Address: Via del Sole 10, Florence

Date: Wednesday 25 September 21:00 - 22:30


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A visionary, innovator and creator who challenged every label and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of the music and cultural icon Miles Davis.
Using the words of Miles Davis' autobiography, this film offers an incisive view of our understanding of the legendary musician. The recently published archive material, along with interviews with leading historians and personal friends like Quincy Jones, illustrate a man devoted to his art. Despite the sad American events linked to the period of segregation, nothing would have prevented Davis from realizing his dream: to create a new form of musical expression. Davis worked as a physicist with his collaborators to push musical experimentation and broaden the tones and lyricism of jazz - whose effects are felt to date.
There is the anecdote of when as a child, with the first trumpet gift from the dentist father and wealthy, he went into the woods to listen to the animals, to then reproduce the sound. There is the story of when, already a professional, he arrived in New York and enrolled at the Juilliard School at the behest of his mother, but with the risk that by learning the classical technique "the sound became too white". There is the memory of Juliette Greco, known in Paris in 1949, a passionate love story thanks to which she meets Jean-Paul Sartre and Pablo Picasso. There are interviews with his son Erin, grandchildren, musicians, childhood friends, Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock, ex-wife the dancer Frances Taylor and the last girlfriend, the artist Jo Gelbarb, with whom gives vent to a beloved passion for painting.

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