American Masters

Clip | How Miles Davis Recorded "Gems of Spontaneity"

Clip: 02/25/2020 | 1m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

Miles Davis recorded tune after tune in order to fulfill his contractual obligation to Prestige Records. In the process, he recorded "gems" of jazz spontaneity.

Aired: 02/25/20

Rating: NR

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