Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue

May 21 - May 24, 2010

(Murray Lerner, USA, 1970, DigiBeta 123 min)

On August 29th, 1970, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Miles Davis and his band played to 600,000 people at The Isle of Wight Festival. This documentary dramatizes the difficult transition Miles went through during his change to electric in the face of extremely negative reactions from the jazz establishment.

It includes in-depth interviews and musical tributes from many of his sidemen and other musicians, including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Carlos Santana, Joni Mitchell, Keith Jarrett and Dave Liebman.  The film also includes excerpts from many of his classic performances including Bitches Brew, culminating in the legendary full 38 minutes concert from the Isle of Wight. 

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