American Masters – Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

A visionary known for his restless aesthetic, Miles Davis is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in music.

  • 792K+ Broadcast Viewership

    Additionally, the film was streamed 143K times, well above average for this American Masters season.

  • 1.36M Total Facebook Views

    Clips shared from the Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool documentary were a hit on social media. The promo alone was shared more than 600 times, resulting in more than 567K total views.

“I didn’t write out the music for ‘Kind of Blue.’ But brought in sketches ’cause I wanted a lot of spontaneity in the playing.” – Miles Davis

  • This is a STELLAR documentary. It told the good, the bad, the ugly, and the artistry about Miles Davis’ life and career. Well done, American Masters, as always!

    – Gary G. on Facebook

Homepage image: Credit: Photographer Don Hunstein/Sony Music Archives; Top image: Photographer Jim Marshall/ Sony Music Archives