A Six-hour series highlighting the life, career and influence of jazz legend, Miles Davis.
HOUR #3-MIDNIGHT IDOL (1956-60)
Hour features interview segments with arranger Quincy Jones, pianists Keith Jarrett and George Duke, singer songwriter Joni Mitchell, drummer Jimmy Cobb, dancer Jeri Gray (wife of saxophonist Wardell Gray), Miles’ ex wife, Frances Taylor Davis, Miles Davis and many others.
Hour finds Miles at the height of his popularity, celebrity and artistic powers. Follows his work from the quintet with John Coltrane, Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers and Red Garland to his groundbreaking “Kind of Blue” sextet featuring Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor at the end of the decade.
The hour features theme collages, “Miles as singer”, “Miles as band leader”, “Miles and Gil Evans”, “Kind of person” and musical demos by Tony Williams, Andrew White and Olu Dara.