Watch the First-Ever Miles Davis Music Video, a Beautiful Animated Clip for ‘Moon Dreams,’ Influenced By Davis’ Sketches

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Some music videos are simply more astounding than others — and the new clip for Miles Davis‘ “Moon Dreams” is unlike any you’ve seen before.

The result of a collaboration between Blue Note/UMe and Ingenuity Studios, the video is a gorgeous animated clip with visuals based on sketches that the legendary jazz musician drew during his life, and depicts a night out in New York City across various decades of jazz, per the news release.

It’s an incredibly relaxing experience:

“Moon Dance” is featured on the recent Miles Davis compilation album, The Complete Birth of the Cool, which brings together the recordings of the Miles Davis Nonet. These recordings were originally released in 1957, after the musicians laid down tracks between 1949 and 1950:

The sessions, in a nondescript basement room behind a Chinese laundry in midtown Manhattan, saw a group of kindred spirits and jazz modernists come together to form a groundbreaking collective. They included the jazz-headliners-to-be Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Max Roach, John Lewis, arranger Gil Evans and, of course trumpeter Miles Davis, then 22, who became the bandleader, helming a creative project for the first time.

Stream The Complete Birth of the Cruel below, via Spotify:

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