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Title Miles electric - a different kind of blue / produced & directed by Murray Lerner.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (73 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Series Hot docs.
Hot docs (Television program)
Notes Off-air recording of the SBS programme broadcast 07/06/05. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Colour recording system: PAL ; Region all.
'An MLF Production in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, ltd.'
Contents Copyright notice: Commonwealth of Australia. Copyright Regulations 1969. Warning.
Credits Editors, Edward Goldberg, Einar Westerlund.
Summary A documentary tracing the long musical career of the legendary trumpeter Miles Davis, from the 1960s to 1991. During that period, he acquired a distinctive music style. The crazy, troubled times of the late 1960s, in the U.S.A., influenced Davis' musical development into something beyond jazz - a kind of blue with electronic effects. It became his signature theme. He learnt from the classical jazz musicians, like Jimi Hendrix, Chick Corea and Carlos Santana; but ended up playing their kind of music in his unique way, according to his own interpretation. Demonstrates his music style, with a close-up of his performance on the electric piano. Includes interviews with Miles, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Stanley Couch and other great musicians who performed with him during his long career. Their reminicences provide an insight into Davis' personality and his talent which made him a worldwide celebrity. Includes selected archival footage of his performances on stage, highlighting his time at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970, and in Tokyo in 1973. Showcases many of Davis' most influential and timeless musical compositions, in albums such as, Miles runs the Voodoo down, Bitches brew and So what.
Original Version Originally released: Widescreen ed. : [U.S.] : Pulsar Productions, c2004.
System notes DVD.
Language notes Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Other author Lerner, Murray.
Davis, Miles.
Goldberg, Edward.
Westerlund, Einar.
Subject Davis, Miles.
Davis, Miles -- Criticism and interpretation.
Electronic music -- History and criticism.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Jazz -- 1951-1960 -- History and criticism.
Jazz -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism.
Jazz -- 1971-1980 -- History and criticism.
Jazz -- 1981-1990 -- History and criticism.
Music -- Acoustics and physics -- History and criticism.
Trumpet music (Jazz)
Trumpet players -- United States -- Biography.
African American musicians -- United States -- Biography.