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Three Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle stars as Miles Davis in the film <em>Miles Ahead.</em>
Don Cheadle stars as Miles Davis in the film <em>Miles Ahead.</em>

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.

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