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(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Original motion picture soundtrack "Miles Ahead"
Features classic Miles Davis tracks, original compositions and film dialogue
Written by and starring Don Cheadle as the jazz great
"Miles Ahead" is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career-defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle's bravura directorial debut is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis.
In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past.
A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis' house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician's latest compositions. Davis' mercurial behavior is fueled by memories of his failed marriage to the talented and beautiful dancer Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). During their romance and subsequent marriage, Frances served as Davis' muse. It was during this period that he released several of his signature recordings including the groundbreaking "Sketches of Spain" and "Someday My Prince Will Come."
|1. Miles Ahead|
|2. Dialogue: "It takes a long time..." - Don Cheadle|
|3. So What|
|4. Taylor Made - Taylor Eigisti|
|5. Dialogue: "Listen, you talk too goddam much..." - Don Cheadle & Phil Schaap|
|1. Seven Steps to Heaven (Edit)|
|2. Dialogue: "If you gonna tell a story..." – Don Cheadle|
|3. Nefertiti (Edit)|
|4. Frelon brun|
|5. Dialogue: "Sometimes you have these thoughts..." – Don Cheadle|
|6. Duran (Take 6 Edit)|
|1. Dialogue: "You own my music..." - Don Cheadle|
|2. Go Ahead John (part two C)|
|3. Black Satin|
|4. Dialogue: "Be musical about this shit..." – Don Cheadle|
|5. Prelude, Pt. 2|
|6. Dialogue: "Y'all listening to them..." – Don Cheadle|
|7. Junior's Jam|
|1. Francessence - Robert Glasper|
|2. Back Seat Betty (Excerpt)|
|3. Dialogue: "I don't like the word jazz..." - Don Cheadle & Ewan McGregor|
|4. What's Wrong with That? - Robert Glasper|
|5. Gone 2015|