Take a journey to 1959 and walk the miles with two of the most iconic jazz musicians of all time, men whose work became the soundtrack of an era. Their impact came at the outset of not only significant changes in music, but also in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, the birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll, and the popularity of television. Trane and Miles embodies the sound of cool jazz, featuring an original score by Steve Johnson’s Jazz Legacy. Writer-director Scott Essman of Visionary Cinema captures the brilliant, untold story of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, starring Ricco Ross as John Coltrane and Travis Hinson as Miles Davis.
Trane and Miles is the timeless story of two of the most prolific jazz musicians’ magnetic collaboration. In April of 1959, they progressed beyond the traditional approaches to jazz and, in doing so, revolutionized an era. Witness the birth of “cool jazz” with the making of Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album in history, seeing how it was made and who was behind it. The influential Miles Davis takes the audience through his and Coltrane’s struggle to keep jazz alive through this transformative period, paving the way for new diverse forms of musical expression.