Written by from WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center
It’s been said that Miles Davis is to jazz is like Hemingway is to the American novel, like Picasso is to art. He was more than just a trumpet player — he was an icon of style and artistry.
Jazz Night in America explores three interpretations of Miles Davis: on the silver screen, the page and the bandstand. We speak with actor Don Cheadle, who directed, produced, wrote and starred in Miles Ahead; writer Quincy Troupe, who helped Davis write his autobiography; and trumpeter Keyon Harrold, who led a special tribute concert at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
Listen to a Spotify playlist of host Christian McBride and Don Cheadle’s favorite Miles Davis recordings.