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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. Hear this musical legend’s talent through our premium surround sound system and discover the story behind the embodiment of cool.

The central theme of Miles Davis' life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles's bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ’n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

Experience this new documentary at the City’s coolest theater! Buy tickets now for this one-night-only event.

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