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One of the most influential jazz players in the 20th Century, Miles Davies is recognised for his unique playing style that was taken up by French director Louis Malle for his first film in 1958 called ‘Elevator to the Gallows’ starring Jeanne Moreau… a film that was a basis for the European New Wave that has had great impact on filmmakers worldwide and potentially inspired from sources such asĀ  Miles Davis music from that era.

Miles Davis pushed the boundaries of the art form, effectively creating another world of sound that exerted influence on film scores and sound composition, heard on albums such as ‘Witches Brew’ to the 50th Anniversary of ‘Kind of Blue’ , an album given accolade by Rolling Stones magazine as being in the top 12 albums of all time..heres Miles playing with John Coltrane on ‘So What’..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4TbrgIdm0E

Have a peek and listen to Davis’ and Malle’s work on a trailer for the film ‘Elevator to the Gallows’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mgf8JVAPe8

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