• Year2019
  • Duration75 min

In 1966 a landmark suite of orchestral jazz entitled “The Universe Compositions" was written for Miles Davis and set to be recorded by The Miles Davis Quintet. That moment would never happen. The quintet broke up and the compositions were lost for 50 years…until they were recovered by Miles’ only protégé, Wallace Roney - the one musician Miles would trust to fulfil his wish. As Wallace prepares to debut "Universe," he must find a way to uphold his mentor's legacy. The work took on an added poignancy when Wallace unexpectedly passed away in March 2020 before seeing the music's release out in the world.

Universe is available until 28 June

Click Here to watch a pre-recorded Q&A with Universe directors Sam Osborn and Nicholas Capezzera, moderated by Rabz Lansiquot, a member of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Selection Committee. (UK audiences only)

  • Director(s): Sam Osborn, Nicholas Capezzera
  • Producer(s): Leah Natasha Thomas, Esther Dere
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Premiere status: World Premiere