With a new Miles Davis biopic in our midst, Don Cheadle's own Miles Ahead examines one part of Davis' illustrious and controversial career, which inspired a long-measure of genres from bebop to hip-hop.
Tuesday on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon saw Don Cheadle in rare form--that is, as a high school drama nerd. The Golden Globe-winning actor stopped by the show to promote his upcoming film as Miles Davis in the biopic Miles Ahead and premiered a special clip from the movie.
July 30, 1969 was a pivitol year in the history of Jazz. Until that point, unlike rock ' n' roll, jazz was slowly, if not begrudgingly submitting to the revolution of new sound. A younger generational was coming into their own and they had a different, brasher, more funky sound in their minds. Trumpet legend Miles Davis was of the previous generation, the hard boppers. Born in 1926, Davis was getting older but he was still Miles Davis and the sounds that funk/rocker Sly Stone, among others, was creating with his band Sly and the Family Stone signaled the future for Davis. The "King of Cool" was about to go electric.
In keeping with the Oscars' "All White" scandal, Don Cheadle reveals that getting his Miles Davis biopic about the jazz trumpeting legend, entitled Miles Ahead, off the ground would have been an impossible feat had his co-star not been Caucasian. Casting Ewan McGregor as a fictitious Rolling Stone journalist, then, was a "financial imperative."
It was announced last year that Don Cheadle would direct, star and co-write the upcoming Miles Davis biopic, "Miles Ahead," a tumultuous undertaking of the late-trumpeter's comeback story. Now, Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer from the upcoming film and the production seems to take on a reckless point-of-view of the iconic jazz musician.
Earlier this year it was reported that Don Cheadle would be writing, directing, producing and acting in a biopic about Miles Davis entitled 'Miles Ahead.' Now, the first clips from the movie have surfaced and it has many anticipating its premiere in 2016.
An untimely oversight for Sony Pictures Classics has surfaced. Sony, who recently acquired the rights to the Don Cheadle film Miles Ahead, labeled the iconic trumpeter Miles Davis as a "singer," making it seem as though the label has no idea who the archetype jazz trumpeter actually was.
Regarded as the "greatest jazz album of all time," which "shaped 50 years of music" and is considerably a jazz album even for the non-jazz fan, Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue' will hardly fall into obscurity. So, why is it that a listing on eBay prices a signed copy of Kind of Blue at $35,000? And also, what makes any material worth all that coin?