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14 minutes - English

He is one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
But he's no cheerful Louis Armstrong. He can even seem hard to get along with. For Miles Davis, it's the music that counts more than anything.
Over countless tours and albums, one thing has remained consistent across his career: the trumpet. He always hears it in his head. It speaks for him when he can't explain himself.
60 Minutes visited Miles Davis at his home in Malibu, California to see how his music, relationships and personal struggles illustrate his remarkable career.


Anne de Boismilon


Harry Reasoner

First broadcast

CBS News, 60 Minutes