Miles Ahead: The Music of Miles Davis

An explosive force in 20th century music, Miles Davis was an American original, a charismatic artist whose ever evolving sounds captivated five decades of impassioned fans. A jazz revolutionary, Miles never ceased surprising, innovating, blazing new trails and boldly changing directions.

This exclusive performance documentary, Miles Ahead: The Music of Miles Davis—authorized by and including interviews with Miles himself—reveals Davis in full creative glory.

Miles Ahead documents those marvelous directions, stretching from rare 1959 archival footage to Davis' last band, with stops along the way with Gil Evans and Miles' sidemen/students John Coltrane, Tony Williams and Herbie Hancock among others.

To witness Miles in his many modes, to hear him talking candidly, to listen to interviews with his peers—Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock, George Benson and many more—is both an illumination and a treat.

For Miles fans, jazz fans, for all lovers of challenging and enduring music, Miles Ahead is essential viewing.

Dizzy Gillespie
Gil Evans
Herbie Hancock
Tony Williams
Wayne Shorter
Keith Jarrett
George Benson
Bill Cosby
Robben Ford
Robert Irving III
and others

Narrated by Oscar Brown, Jr.

Produced by Mark Obenhaus and Yvonne Smith;

Directed and written by Mark Obenhaus

Produced by WNET/Thirteen in association with Obenhaus Films, Inc. and Channel 4 Television, London